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Store Well / Waste Less

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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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Salmon

Fresh salmon should be kept ice cold at all times until cooking. Storage time is short (approximately 1 day) before cooking or freezing.

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Yogurt

  • Keep yogurt in the refrigerator. Cover tightly to keep it from drying out, spoiling, or taking on the flavors of other foods in the refrigerator.
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Spinach

  • Wash spinach just before using. Storing wet spinach can speed spoilage.
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    Beets

    • Canned beets can store for 2 to 5 years.
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    Radishes

    • Radishes do not store well with the leafy tops left on. Cut them off before storing.
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