Keeping Fruit Fresh
By Nikki Willhite
Fruit can be one of the hardest food items to not
waste. Here are some tips to help keep your fruit fresh.
When you cut up your fruit, and are waiting to add it to a
salad, jello, pie, etc., soak it either in a little water with some lemon juice,
or a couple of crushed Vitamin C tablets.
If you are serving your fruit fresh, toss it lightly in lemon
juice. If you are serving it cut in half, brush the surface with a pastry brush
dipped in lemon juice.
Apple rot seems to spread! Try and store them so that
they don't touch each other.
Cut apple pieces also stay fresh soaked in salted
water for 10 minutes.
Ripen bananas by putting a wet towel around them and
placing them in a paper sack.
(Always be careful when buying bananas. They can be
shipped with nasty tropical insects hidden between the bananas).
Fresh berries are fragile. Do not wash until you are
ready to eat them.
When you bring them home from the store, lay them out,
and remove the bruised and soft ones.
Before you buy any fresh berries, check the bottom of
the cartoon to make sure it is not stained from overripe berries.