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					As I just walked into my kitchen for a snack, I notice that my fruit bowl
is now filled by a bunch of brown bananas. But I just bought them three
or four days ago.... Then I remembered, I used to have a banana hanger,
and that little sucker worked great. And what about those green produce
bags, I have some of those somewhere, and they worked great too. Why
aren't I using them? Then I realized, why not write a hub on simple ways
to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh? So here we go!
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First   and foremost, the banana hanger. How does it work? Bananas release
a gas   called ethylene. By keeping them hanging, the gas will diffuse
away,   slowing down the enzymes that ripen the fruit. TIP - the worst
place   to keep bananas? A fruit bowl....

A good place to buy a banana hanger? eBay of course. But be careful, as
this writer just found out, searching for a "banana hammock" gets you
very different results indeed!


60 Vegetable Fruit Produce Storage Green Bags
60 Vegetable Fruit Produce Storage Green Bags
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20 Vegetable. Fruit and Produce Green Bags Keep fresh
20 Vegetable. Fruit and Produce Green Bags Keep fresh
Current Bid: $5.19
How do those Green Produce Bags Work?

So how do those green produce bags work anyway? Back to ethylene. Almost
all fruits emit this gas, a gas that feeds the enzymes that ripen fruit.
Not only that, certain vegetables are especially sensitive to ethylene
gas, such as broccoli, lettuce, cabbage, leafy greens. Storing your
ethylene emitting fruits in the fridge crisper drawer is a double whammy.

Green Produce Bags work by using a mineral called zeolite. This mineral
is used to soften water but also absorbs ethylene gas. So by placing your
fruits in these bags, you not only slow down the ripening, you help
protect nearby vegetables as well.
Note - while searching on eBay for green bags produce bags, I stumbled
upon green storage containers as well. It looks like they might have
zeolite as well, but I'm not sure.


Fruits that emit ethylene include -- bananas, tomatoes, avocados, pears,
and apples
Where to Store 'Em?

As a general rule, fruits need a DRY environment. Vegetables go in the
crisper drawer.

Here's my "Cheat Sheet"

    On the Counter -- Tomatoes
    In The Pantry -- Garlic, Onions, Potatoes, Squash
    In the Crisper -- "The Greens" -- Lettuce, leafy greens, broccoli,
cabbage, carrots, artichokes, cucumber
    NOT IN A FRUIT BOWL -- bananas

TIP-- Don't wash produce until your ready to use it, moisture will help
spoil the produce
You can always Freeze your Veggies

Do you love the Farmer's market as much as I do? Buy a little much did
we? You know, you could always freeze those veggies, but you have to
blanch them first.

Steps to blanch fresh Vegetables:

    First you need to boil 1 gallon of water per pound of vegetables
    Then use a wire basket to submerge the veggies for 1 to 2 minutes
(Don't cook them!)
    Pull them out of the boiling water and submerge them in ice water for
another 1 to 2 minutes
    IMPORTANT -- dont wrap them in plastic yet! Place them on a tray in a
single layer and let them freeze. Once frozen, pull them out ans THEN
wrap them in plastic or ziploc bags and store them in a freezer.

				
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