The Best Tools for Storing Fruits and Vegetables
Whether you live for local, seasonal produce straight from the farmers market or include an obligatory piece of broccoli in your day because the doctor said it’s good for you, fruits and vegetables are a part of life. The problem? Fresh fruits and vegetables go bad pretty quickly. Here are some of our favorite ways to store them to extend their shelf life:
Hutzler Onion Saver™
You’ve poured your blood, sweat, and tears (unless you’ve got onion goggles!) into slicing your onion, but you can’t use it all at once. Keep it fresh for later–and keep odors contained– with this onion saver. You’ll know what’s what in the fridge because, duh, it’s shaped like an onion.
OXO Good Grips® Green Saver™ Produce Keeper
These storage containers from OXO Good Grips® are super innovative. They feature an elevated, removable basket to keep produce away from moisture, and nontoxic activated carbon filters that trap and absorb ethylene gas, keeping your fruits and veggies fresh longer.
bluapple® (Set of 2)
Wherever you keep your produce, put a bluapple. When ethylene gas gets concentrated in your fridge, it causes fruits and vegetables to go bad. The bluapple absorbs the gas. Put one in your crisper drawers or on the shelves.
Debbie Meyer® GreenBags®
Debbie Meyer GreenBags prevent waste by keeping vegetables fresh for about 30 days. Yep, a whole month. They also help to prevent excess moisture, which can reduce vitamin loss by 50%.
Farberware® Professional Avocado Food Huggers in Green (Set of 2)
Avocados, hugs, we’re all about them. Save your money and your fruit with these silicone sleeves that fit perfectly over avocado halves and keep them fresh for later.
Prepara® Chop Saver
Meal prep mavens, this one’s for you. Save your cut-up fruit and vegetables in the Chop Saver. It keeps the food in and odors out of your fridge.
Cole & Mason Self-Watering Potted Herb Keeper
Herbs make everything better, but typically you have to buy them in large quantities, and it can be tough to use them before they go bad. Put fresh herbs in the Self-Water Potted Herb Keeper. They’ll soak up water as they need it so you don’t have to worry.