Food

This is how to store vegetables

A few years ago, I always bought a big batch of veggies on the market on a Saturday. I got vegetables for the whole week: ideal and very beneficial! However, my cheap shopping spree became expensive very quickly as I threw away veggies such as broccoli after a few days because it got completely yellow. Shame! So, what was the problem? I kept all my vegetables out of the fridge while they stay fresh much longer when they are in the fridge. Thats why I went to look for a lot of different vegetables and their best storage advice.

Potatoes

Store: in a dry, dark place

How long: about 3 to 4 weeks

Endive

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: a few days

Artichoke

Store: in the refrigerator (wrapped in a damp tea towel)

How long: a few days

Asparagus

Store: in the refrigerator (in a damp tea towel)

How long: about 1 to 3 days

Eggplant

Store: in a dark, cool place (outside of the refrigerator)

How long: about a week

Beetroot

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: a few weeks (if you have raw beets)

Cauliflower

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 4 days

Kale

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: a few days

Spring onion

Store: in a cool, dry place (outside the refrigerator)

How long: up to a week

Broccoli

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 1 week

Chinese cabbage

Store: in the refrigerator (in an open plastic bag)

How long: one week

Zucchini

Store: in a cool place (outside the refrigerator)

How long: one week

Garlic

Store: in a dry, dark place

How long: a few weeks

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Cucumber

Store: in a dark, cool place (outside of the refrigerator)

How long: about a week (cucumbers in plastic wrap have a longer shelf life)

Corn

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 3 days (with plastic wrap)

Mushrooms

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 2 to 3 days

Bell pepper

Store: in a cool place (outside the fridge!)

How long: one week

Snow peas

Store: in the refrigerator (in a plastic bag with holes in it)

How long: a few days

Pumpkin

Store: a cool place

How long: several months (if the pumpkin is uncut. Cut pumpkin can be stored in the refrigerator for one week.)

Leek

Store: in the refrigerator or in a cool dry place

How long: about 2 to 3 weeks

Radish

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about a week

Lettuce

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 1 day

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Green beans

Store: in the refrigerator (in a plastic bag)

How long: a few days

Spinach

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: 1 to 2 days

Cabbage

Store: a cool place (outside the fridge)

How long: a few days

Brussel sprouts

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: about 2 to 5 days

Tomatoes

Store: In a cool place (outside of the refrigerator)

How long: about a week

Onions

Store: in a dry, dark place

How long: a few weeks

Chicory

Store: in the fridge (in the dark it will stays beautifully white)

How long: about 5 days

Carrots

Store: in the refrigerator

How long: If you remove the leaves, the carrots can stay fresh for about a week

Sweet potato

Store: in a dry, dark place

How long: about a week

So, now you’re well prepared and you’ll never throw away so many vegetables again! Is a particular vegetable missing from the list? Let me know in the comments! I’ll look for the correct storage advice and add it to the list! 🙂

Source (images): Half Baked Harvest (header), Good Dinner Mom (cucumber), Bon Appetit (beans)

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