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Consumer Reports: Ways to Keep Fruits & Vegetables Fresh

Posted on September 9, 2016 3:55 pm under Defective Food Product

What are the best ways to keep fruits and vegetables fresh? Consumer Reports conducted a test concerning the container type and included brands like Oxo Good Grips Greensaver, Rubbermaid Fresh Works, and the original clamshell containers.eggies stored in the Oxo Good Grips stayed fresher. The strawberries in the Rubbermaid looked better than the others. Consumer Reports found that produce

Veggies stored in the Oxo Good Grips stayed fresher while strawberries held up nicely in the Rubbermaid products. However, Consumer Reports found that produce kept no worse in the original clamshells than the fancy containers. Consumer Reports did find that the refrigerator itself can make a difference, though. Produce that’s stored in a dual-evaporative refrigerator, meaning there is a separate chiller for the freezer and refrigerator, does last longer, regardless of the container.

If your refrigerator doesn’t have this functionality, the next best thing is to keep fruits in low humidity and some vegetables in high humidity. Furthermore, make sure you know which vegetables and fruits can be left out of the fridge: tomatoes do well at room temperature, as do onions and potatoes – though these two cannot be placed near each other.