How many times have you had to dispose of bruised bananas, soggy spinach or tomatoes with black spots or mould?
There is nothing worse than pulling a tomato out of the fridge and putting your finger straight through the middle of it... (gross).
Sometimes things happen and we aren't able to eat all of the fresh fruit and veggies we purchased the week before...
Rather than ending up having to dispose of them or not buying fresh at all why not try these food saving tips instead?
These tips will help you keep your fresh fruit and veggies for longer or better utilise them which will result in less wastage.
Tip 1: Make Use of the Crisper
Store your hardier fruits and veggies such as apples, oranges, beetroot, sweet potato and avocado's in the crisper.
This will keep them for longer vs being in the main part of the fridge or in a bowl on the bench.
Tip 2: Food Saving Bags
Utilise food saving bags for less hardier fruit and veggies i.e. stone fruit, tomatoes, zucchini's, broccolini, asparagus, celery and capsicums.
These food will last a little while in in the crisper, however if you put them in a food saving bag in the crisper they will last much longer. You can get food saving bags from your local supermarket.
Tip 3: Food Saving Containers
Leafy greens or salad mixes are best kept in a food storage container. They'll last a little while in the bag they came in, however they will last much longer in a food saving container.
Tupperware has a great range of food saving containers specifically designed for the fridge, Kmart have Anko Fridge Food Saver containers or you can look up different options online as well.
Tip 4: Freeze Pre-Cut Fruit
If you make a morning breakfast smoothie or a green smoothie why not pre cut strawberries and bananas and keep them in the freezer. You can do the same for blueberries, raspberries & blackberries (although they can be frozen whole).
Bananas should be stored outside of the fridge and away from other fruit then eaten when ripe, however freezing them is a great way to keep them for much longer.
If you have other food saving tips that you find helpful for fruit and veggies please let me know by leaving a comment below - I'd love to hear from you.