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15 August, 2022 | 12:43 AM

How to keep fruit and vegetables fresh in the fridge for longer

How to keep fruit and vegetables fresh in the fridge for longer
Mum shares her trick for prepping fruit and vegetables to keep them fresh ALL week - and they're perfect for school and work lunchboxes A mum went viral for revealing how she meal preps fruits and vegetables She soaks them in cold water and white vinegar for 20 minutes, stirring gently She then dries them with a paper towel and stores them in airtight containers The produce remains fresh all week and the method saves her time and money By Shania Obrien For Daily Mail Australia Published: 01:41 BST, 15 August 2022 | Updated: 01:43 BST, 15 August 2022 e-mail 1 View comments A mum has shared the simple way she meal preps fruit and vegetables to keep them fresh for longer: soaking them in a mixture of cold water and a splash of white vinegar. 'With school starting back up, I thought I’d share my favourite way to prep fresh fruits and veggies to make life a little easier in the morning when packing lunches,' she said on a Facebook group dedicated to meal prepping. The mum revealed she had to get creative because of rising grocery bill prices - and that her method saves her time and money. A mum has shared the ultimate way she meal preps fruit and vegetables to keep them fresh all week - and they're perfect for her children's lunch boxes RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Should a man ALWAYS plan the first date? Singles weigh in on... Cafe manager reveals the harrowing 10-word message her dad... How doctors mistook mum's deadly skin cancer for a TICK BITE... Trendy Aussie restaurant is dubbed the CHEAPEST place for... Share this article Share 'With school starting back up, I thought I’d share my favourite way to prep fresh fruits and veggies to make life a little easier in the morning when packing lunches,' she said Poll How do you meal prep fruits and vegetables? I put them in mason jars I leave them in their containers I store them in ziplock bags I do not meal prep - but I will start now How do you meal prep fruits and vegetables? I put them in mason jars 2 votes I leave them in their containers 6 votes I store them in ziplock bags 2 votes I do not meal prep - but I will start now 3 votes Now share your opinion 'Prepping my fruits and veggies like this definitely make them last through the week,' she said. 'We eat it within the week so I only shop for fresh produce a week at a time.' The mum begins by soaking her produce in a mixture of mostly cold water and a splash of white vinegar. She then lets them soak for twenty minutes and gently stirs the water every few minutes. Lastly, she drains and dries all of the produce with a kitchen towel. 'The key is to make sure the fruit is completely dry,' she said. The mum then shared how she stored the fruit and vegetables to keep them from going off. I put the fruit in fruit containers that have a small shelf at the bottom to keep them from sitting in their juice and seal them in so they're airtight,' she revealed Thousands also shared that they put their fruits in mason jars and store them in the fridge 'I put the fruit in fruit containers that have a small shelf at the bottom to keep them from sitting in their juice and seal them in so they're airtight,' she said. She added, 'For the baby carrots and cut up cucumbers, I use mason jars filled with filtered water! This will keep them from getting all slimy or even drying out.' Thousands of people engaged with her post and several hundred commented sharing their own tips and tricks. Another mum said ziplock bags work just as well jars - but the added benefit is the saved space 'This is how I meal prep too!' shared one woman. 'It was life changing to find out white vinegar gets rid of pesticides and bugs.' Another said, 'I recently bought reusable ziplock bags as well - it takes a long time to get everything ready but it makes my days so much easier.' 'You can put strawberries in a mason jar if you don’t wash them first and put them straight in,' said another. from the carton and He added, 'Always wash before eating, but I’m able to keep strawberries fresh for two weeks or more whereas if left in the carton in the fridge they’d only last five days, tops.' 'I store my celery and cucumber in the fridge in a bowl of cold water - fresh for weeks! And it works with avocados as well.' Read more: Update Your Browser | Facebook Share or comment on this article: How to keep fruit and vegetables fresh in the fridge for longer e-mail Add comment Comments 1 Share what you think Newest Oldest Best rated Worst rated View all The comments below have not been moderated. View all The views expressed in the contents above are those of our users and do not necessarily reflect the views of MailOnline. 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