Water:The Protector of Produce

 

Tired of throwing away your money on produce that quickly looses its firm appearance?

Fruits and vegetables are primarily composed of water. Therefore, when produce sits too long in the fridge before being used, it begins to look a little worse for wear, meaning the produce may be droopy, wrinkled, and wilted. There’s no need to let this sad-looking produce go to waste—all you need to do is soak it in some cool water for about an hour. All your produce needs is a little hydration to fill out again.

This works best for fruits with edible skin, such as grapes, berries, peaches, plums, and pears. Most vegetables benefit from a water bath, too—especially wilted lettuce, string beans, snap peas, and broccoli, to name a few.

The nutrient content of the produce may be less than when consumed fresh, but at least you won’t be throwing away any good, edible food.