Today, guidelines and protocols are imposed to provide safety against the Coronavirus. People can’t go to grocery stores as frequently as before because of the protocols given, making it a challenge to keep our produce fresh for a long period.
Would you believe that we can also use these guidelines for keeping our produce fresh? Here are some pandemic guidelines that we can apply to keep our produce fresh.
The Art of Physical Distancing
Physical distancing is a method used to reduce the spread of viruses. In the world of fruits and vegetables, physical distancing is also a good practice to prevent sudden ripening and decaying. There are fruits such as apples, bananas, melons, pears that release ethylene gas which hasten the ripening of ethylene-sensitive produce like cabbage, leafy greens, lettuce, and broccoli. You should distance them from each other to prolong their freshness. Using all-natural activated charcoal air deodorizers from Purifyou helps in extending your produce. Just place one or two sachets next to ethylene-sensitive goods which will help in absorbing the ethylene at the same time, keeping your refrigerator odor-free.
The Art of Washing
Washing our hands often can save us from the spread of germs and viruses. Doing this can help save many lives. You can also help lives of produce by doing this. Before storing, eating, or peeling them, wash them with clean cold running water. After this, dry them with clean paper or a towel. This will help in minimizing the surface germs and residue that could be the source of diseases and contamination which will later make fruits and vegetables rot faster.
The Art of Ventilation
To protect us from Covid, we must stay in ventilated areas for us to have good breathing. Just like humans, produce must breathe too. Garlic and onions must be kept in a ventilated area. Containers such as mesh bags are the ideal storage. purifyou offers reusable mesh bags that are BPA, Lead, and Mercury-free, which prolongs the shelf life of those produce that need to breathe. It helps in keeping produce fresh longer by releasing moisture. Fruits like apples, grapes, blueberries, cherries, and strawberries are good to be kept in mesh bags.
The Art of Quarantine
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, quarantine is a state of enforced isolation. It is used to keep someone that is exposed to the virus away from others. Leafy vegetables like celery, cabbage, celery, and cauliflowers must be isolated. It must be stored in air-tight containers to hold in moisture keeping them from being dehydrated
Consuming fresh food offers more nutritional benefits that are essential for good health. Many types of research show that eating fresh fruits and vegetables can reduce the risk of cancer and other chronic diseases. Now that you know the guidelines in making them fresh. Are you ready for this week’s healthy menu?