Kitchen tip: How to store your veggies

by Love Food Hate Waste

Ingredients

New research from the University of Otago and "Love Food Hate Waste" has revealed the best home storage methods to lengthen the shelf life of vegetables.

Directions

LETTUCE: Wrapping your lettuce in a paper towel and placing it in a ziplock bag or placing your lettuce in a lettuce crisper, will result in it lasting up to four times longer!

AVOCADO: Wrapping your cut avocado tightly in cling wrap will result in it lasting up to four times longer! For a zero waste alternative, store it in an airtight container.

CARROTS: Storing your carrots in an airtight container lined with a paper towel will result in them lasting up to 10 times longer!

SALAD GREENS: Storing your salad greens in an airtight container will result in them lasting up to two times longer!

CELERY: Storing chopped celery in an airtight container lined with a paper towel will result in it lasting for up to five days longer!

PUMPKIN: Wrapping your cut pumpkin in cling wrap will result in it lasting for up to 4.5 times longer! For a zero waste alternative, remove the seeds and then wrap in a beeswax wrap.

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