Produce is expensive these days, and unfortunately, it easily loses freshness before you even get a chance to eat it. One of the biggest tools in your arsenal to help you keep produce fresh longer is a roll of Bounty paper towels.
What You'll Need:
Bounty paper towels
Plastic storage bags
To start with, choose produce that is in good condition. If your produce isn't fresh from the outset, you'll have an even tougher time keeping it.
When you come home from the grocery store, wash all your produce immediately. This way it's always ready to go. At this time, inspect your produce and cut out or remove any parts that don't look so fresh.
Wash your produce by mixing a teaspoon of baking soda inside a spray bottle filled with warm water. Spray directly on the produce and rub gently. Rinse well.
After washing and rinsing the produce, shake off any excess water. Water is the biggest enemy of your fresh produce because it contributes to decay and rotting.
Wrap the produce in a Bounty paper towel, or two, and put it inside a plastic bag. You can use zippered plastic bags or even the produce bag you brought the food home in.
Keep an eye on your produce. Check the Bounty paper towels in particular. If they're very wet, replace them with fresh paper towels.
Periodically, cut off or remove any piece of produce that are browning or that seem to be going bad. Now that you are able to keep produce fresh longer, start stocking up on more fruits and vegetables.