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Prolong the life of your fruit and veg

8th May 2017
Prolong the life of your fruit and veg

These simple hacks will help keep your fresh food fresh!

Whether you've had a fruit box delivered to your office and haven't had a chance to eat it all, or you're going on holiday and have concerns about the contents of your fruit bowl, there are a number of ways to prolong the life of your fruit and vegetables and help to maintain those sacred nutrients and delicious flavours.

To make life a little easier for you, we've put together a list of hacks to help ensure that your fruit hampers and vegetable boxes stay as fresh as can be for as long as you need.

Berries

Whatever your berry of choice (we particularly love raspberries, strawberries and blueberries), keeping them fresh for more than a couple of days can be tricky business. To prevent any over-ripening or potential mould growth, there is a simple solution - bathe your berries in water and vinegar then rinse and dry. Store in the fridge in a sealed container and say hello to fresh berries for longer than ever.

Asparagus

A very simple way to keep your asparagus fresh for longer is to store them in a jar of water just like a bouquet of flowers and store in the fridge!

Apples

Apples are one of the few fruits that stay fresh for a relatively long period, however as they begin to rot they release a lot of ethylene gas which can be very harmful to any neighbouring fruits in your bowl. To ensure the contents of your fruit bowl stays fresh for a long as possible, remove apples as soon as they begin to soften. Looking for ways to use up your overripe apples? We've got a list of delicious apple recipes for you!

Bananas

Bananas are one of the few fruits that are even delicious as they begin to become over-ripe, however, much like apples, they release ethylene gas which is harmful to their neighbouring fruits. Once your bananas are past their best, separate them from other fruits and take a look at our tasty banana recipes!

Carrots

Carrots are a brilliantly versatile addition to any vegetable box delivery, whether you choose to roast them, boil them or eat them as a healthy, raw snack, they're a great all-rounder. However, if you find yourself with carrots that are beginning to pass their best, simply chop them, blanch them and pop them in the freezer, ready to use whenever you need them!


At Edgar's Fruit, we offer the ideal solution to help you influence a healthy snacking culture within your workplace. With fresh milk delivery and healthy snack boxes delivered directly to your office door, it couldn't be simpler! For more information, contact our team today!

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