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5 Good Reasons to Buy Frozen Fruits & Vegetables

5 Good Reasons to Buy Frozen Fruits & Vegetables
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Fresh is best! …But frozen has its upsides. Here are 5 reasons to give the freezer aisle more consideration. Picked at their peak. The moment a fruit or vegetable is picked, nutrient development stops— it even begins to lose nutrients. Often times, produce to be sold fresh at the grocery store are picked early so they won’t spoil before being bought off the shelf. This means their nutrient— and flavor— …Read More

12 Tips to Give Fresh Food a Longer Life

12 Tips to Give Fresh Food a Longer Life
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Store produce separately. Most fruits release ethylene, a ripening gas that occurs naturally. Most vegetables are sensitive to ethylene and will spoil faster when stored next to the fruit. (Get a specific list of ethylene producing fruits and ethylene sensitive vegetables here.) Asparagus will keep longer in the refrigerator if you place the stalks standing up in a jar or glass of water, like flowers in a vase. Wrap broccoli, …Read More

Do You Store Fruits & Veggies Separately? (You Should!)

Do You Store Fruits & Veggies Separately? (You Should!)
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Have you ever noticed that sometimes your produce seems to spoil really quickly, while other times it will last for days and days? There are a couple of reasons why this happens, but their proximity to one another is a major factor! Certain produce items emit a large amount of ethylene, a hydrocarbon gas that plants produce to help the ripening process. However, there are other crops that are highly …Read More

Ways to Get Creative with Your Veggies

Ways to Get Creative with Your Veggies
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Vegetables are the perfect snack, but they don’t always have to be served over a bed of lettuce! Here are some unique ideas to spice up your munchies menu. Spaghetti Squash Enjoy it as a pasta substitute with meat sauce; in a smoothie; as a snack sprinkled with your favorite savory seasonings; or as a “dessert” when sprinkled with a bit of cinnamon. Jicama Cut into sticks and enjoy raw, …Read More