Thursday, May 17, 2007

Weekly Produce Tips - Cantaloupe, Carrots, Baby Carrots, & Cauliflower

We've got our next set of produce tips ripe and ready for picking, so get out and get yourself some fresh fruits and veggies today!

Be sure to leave a comment if you have any of your own special tips to add.

Here are the produce tips for this week:

Produce Item

Shelf Life

How to Store

Extra Tips

Cantaloupe

4-7 days

Put the melon directly (not bagged) in the coldest part of the refrigerator

You may want to leave the melon out at room temperature for a while. It will become softer & juicier, although not sweeter. Once you begin to smell the melon, place in the refrigerator to avoid over-ripening.

Carrots

7-14 days

Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator. Carrot greens should be removed to maintain maximum nutrition.

Carrots are an excellent source of beta-carotene and vitamin A. I wonder why rabbits don’t have better vision… :-)

Baby Carrots

7-14 days

Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator.

Baby peeled carrots sometimes turn chalky white on the outside. This is a natural substance and is safe to eat.

Cauliflower

3-5 days

Store in the coldest part of the refrigerator

Cauliflower is easily overcooked resulting in a mushy, tasteless veggie. Cook cauliflower until it can just be pierced with a fork.

2 comments:

GramDeb3 said...

This is a great resource. I am always wondering how to store my veggies. I'll be checking back for more produce tips!

calgaryautobody said...

good tips thanks