By Sally Orloff, MS, RDN, LDN, CDE
UHS Registered Dietitian/ Diabetes Educator
As the month of May springs upon us, you might be getting the home garden started or maybe you take advantage of a neighborhood shared plot. Gardening is good exercise and nothing is more prideful than cultivating that which will nourish your body. If you garden, great, but most people will get their produce in the store. Probably even the person with a garden would still get some produce from the store. It is often said to me that produce spoils too quickly and so a waste of money. There are tips out there for enhancing shelf life. For example, did you know it’s best to not wash berries in advance? They will last longer if removed from the container and placed in the refrigerator not touching. Wash just before eating.
Click here to view other produce storage tips.
Click here to learn 50 ways to increase produce (For tips #7 and 9 under breakfast – “whole” produce is much better than juicing or making into a smoothie).