Veggies to Make them Last Longer

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Potatoes and Sweet Potatoes - Avoid refrigeration as it can cause potatoes to turn their starch into sugar and affect the taste and cooking properties. 

Onions and Garlic - You can store them together in a cool, dark place with low humidity (65-75%, according to the New York Times) and some air circulation.


Tomatoes - If your tomatoes are from a farmer's market or the garden, and Serious Eats recommends removing the stems and storing unripe tomatoes.

Cabbage - For cabbage, refrigeration is best for uncut cabbage, you can store it whole in your fruit or veggie drawers without any protection.

Tricks for Storing Veggies - when storing produce you have to consider “temperature, ethylene, and airflow—the big three." Temperature and airflow are pretty obvious... 

Asparagus - Trim the ends and stand them upright in a glass of water, loosely covered with a plastic bag. This keeps them hydrated and can help asparagus stay crisp.

Broccoli - Ideally, you want to make sure quite dry before putting broccoli or cauliflower in the fridge, which promotes decay.

Root Vegetables - They draw moisture from the roots, then store these vegetables in the fridge in a plastic bag or airtight containers for the longest shelf life.

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