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Best Way to Keep Fruit and Veggies Fresh

Once you start out on the WFPB diet you will soon have a fridge full of fresh fruit and veggies. We in fact even had to get a second small fridge for the garage to store everything, especially since we buy a lot of our stuff at Costco, and if you're a member of Costco, you'll know that a bag of broccoli from there is a big bag of broccoli!

One thing with all these fresh fruits and veggies is that they will often start to perish before you get to use them all up. Some things are worse than others of course, chief among them being berries, celery, cucumbers, mushrooms, and broccoli. Not to mention left over soups and sauces that have a habit of growing "beards" if left too long.

When I was looking for some storage containers at Amazon several weeks back I chanced on some  that contain nano silver particles in the plastic which extends the life of perishable produce. Silver is a known antibiotic. I bought a starter set to check them out, a little skeptical, but was amazed to find they really worked. Now I have bought a bunch more in all shapes and sizes.

If you just want to start small and do a trial to convince yourself, a good test is celery. Since its one of the "Dirty Dozen" we buy organic celery at our farmers' market on Saturdays. It used to be limp by Sunday. Now we put in in one of these containers and it stays green and crisp till it is all gone.

Another good test is with cucumbers and mushrooms, both of which go slimy after just 2 or 3 days in the fridge. Not if you put them in one of these containers!

Anyhow, I highly recommend them to you. Here's a search link to them at Amazon for you.


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