Store Well, Waste Less

Turnips

  • Remove turnip greens from the root and store separately in an open or perforated plastic bag in the refrigerator. Use within a few days.
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Oats

Store oats in tightly covered containers to keep out moisture and insects.

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Kiwi

  • Unripe kiwi can be held in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to 6 weeks.
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Peas

  • Refrigerate fresh peas soon after picking or buying. Store them in an open bag or unsealed container. They should keep for about 3 days.
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Corn

  • Fresh corn on the cob may be stored in the refrigerator for up to 5 days but flavor is best when eaten right away. Refrigerate corn in its husk.
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Carrots

Storing whole, fresh carrots:

  • Wash the carrots, and trim off the green leaf tops, if present.
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Cabbage

  • Cabbage can be stored whole, chopped or shredded.
  • Whole cabbage can be refrigerated for 3 weeks to 2 months.
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Mushrooms

  • Store mushrooms in a paper bag in the refrigerator. Avoid airtight containers that can collect moisture and cause the mushrooms to spoil faster.
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Potatoes

Wash potatoes just before cooking – scrub gently under cool running water. Sprouts show that the potato is trying to grow.

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