Storing vegetables at home

Unfortunately, time for seasonal fairs ends. And in addition to freezing in the freezer and seaming for the winter, I want to eat fresh and healthy foods for a longer time.. To do this, you need to store them correctly.. If you don't have a cellar, but only a refrigerator in the kitchen, then there are some small recommendations for storing vegetables.

for example, tomatoes cannot be stored in the refrigerator, because the low temperature makes them soft, loose and tasteless. Tomatoes are stored at room temperature, desirable, at low humidity. Storage in an airtight container will accelerate the ripening of tomatoes, therefore, it is better to store them separately from other vegetables and fruits in a container without a lid.

Eggplants and cucumbers also do not like the refrigerator because of moisture. Here they become softer and begin to deteriorate faster.. These vegetables are ideally stored in a dark and dry, but cool place.

Greens best stored not in plastic bags or containers, and in a jar of clean water. To keep the bundles fresh longer, it is better to keep the jar in the refrigerator. Remember to change the water every day.. It is better to wash greens just before use.. But basil does not like the cold., so store it at room temperature.

Cabbage poorly stored at home, even with a cellar or basement. The safest way to store cabbage – this is a refrigerator, where the head of cabbage is laid, pre-wrapped in cling film. If condensation forms between the head of cabbage and the polyethylene, it is necessary to change the cling film to a new one, after drying the cabbage. Do it every time, when condensation appears.


Carrots are stored in a cold and humid environment. The root vegetable is ideally stored in the sand in the cellar. At home, it is best to place carrots in a plastic bag in the refrigerator., leaving a little ajar for air. This will prevent it from drying out., loss of flavor and will retain a crispy texture. The green tops of the root crop must be cut off, leaving no more 2 centimeters.

Potatoes are best kept cool, dark dry place. But not in the fridge, because the air is too humid. The same goes for beets., turnips and other root vegetables. Before, how to remove potatoes, dry it thoroughly - this will prevent germination.


Dirty vegetables should only be washed before use, as this will significantly shorten their shelf life. Vegetables should be cleaned from the ground with a dry cloth or paper towel without using liquid for easy storage.

For storage garlic need dry, darkened and cool room with a temperature not higher 10* With humidity up to 80%.


For storage Luke mezzanines are suitable in the apartment, drawer in the closet, pantry. The storage space for onions must be dry., and the container is breathable. As containers and packaging, the most popular are: wicker baskets, wooden or cardboard boxes with ventilation holes, old nylon tights are used as a "grandmother's" method, but nowadays, polyethylene nets will do.

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