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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 03-23-2006, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Keeping Vegetable Fresh?

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I've been buying my veggies from an organic store and i don't have a Crisp or veggie drawer in my fridg.

Now most of the vegetables get soft. Especially carrots with carrot tops. I mean the second day i have the carrot tops they become all droopy and soft, the carrot become soft as well, and i hate feeding that to my bunnies

Does anyboday have know how to keep the veggies nice & crispy?

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Could you put the vegetables in plastic zip-lock bags or something? I'd assume that'd work.




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I tried in a sealed tupperware, which came out worst than just in a bag, so i think the ziploc would do the same, plus i like to keep veggies whole (carrot with carrot tops on it) so i would need huge ziploc
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You need to twist or cut off the leaves before storing. Otherwise, the carrots wilt and decay. Moisture will be drawn from the roots, turning them limp and rubbery.

Other veggies should be stored in the bag they originally came in or in a loosely closed produce bag.


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OK Thanks a lot

I will try that... will that keep the carrot top fresh, and not become droopy on the second day?
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I don't know if that would work for carrot tops, but here's how I keep my romaine lettuce nice fresh and crispy for up to two weeks: I take a big tupperware, line it with paper towel, then wash my lettuce, shake the excess water off and put it in the tupperware, over the paper towel (which becomes damp from the water that stayed on the lettuce). I cover it with another paper towel before closing the tupperware and storing it in the fridge. I'm telling you, for lettuce, this works really really well, but I never tried it with other leafy greens...

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I Will try THANKS
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I've heard that wrapping carrots and celery in tin foil keeps it fresher longer.


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the betterware catalogue has a potato and a veggie bag with a drawstring and a zip...if you pop the carrots in this and put it in a cool place..not in direct sunlight..i found the carrots kept for a couple of days really crunchy...

ooh thanks for the lettuce tip!
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I don't know if that would work for carrot tops, but here's how I keep my romaine lettuce nice fresh and crispy for up to two weeks: I take a big tupperware, line it with paper towel, then wash my lettuce, shake the excess water off and put it in the tupperware, over the paper towel (which becomes damp from the water that stayed on the lettuce). I cover it with another paper towel before closing the tupperware and storing it in the fridge. I'm telling you, for lettuce, this works really really well, but I never tried it with other leafy greens...
Excellent! I will have to try that!

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