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3 Tips to Reduce Food Waste

3 Tips to Reduce Food Waste

As we strive to reduce food waste and make sustainable choices in our daily lives, properly storing our fruits and vegetables is key. Join us as we share tips and tricks to extend the lifespan of your produce, minimize spoilage, and maximize flavor. With U-Konserve's containers and innovative solutions, you'll be well-equipped to preserve nature's bounty while nourishing yourself and your family. Let's dive in and unlock the secrets to fresher, tastier produce that's kinder to the planet!

1. Wrap Herbs

Herbs are very delicate and can spoil quickly if not properly stored. There are many tricks to keep herbs fresh, but our favorite tip is to line your container with a clean cloth or paper towel. This will absorb any excess moisture and keep a dryer climate to keep herbs crisp. You can help your herbs to last up to two weeks!

 2. Search Lettuce

After purchasing or harvesting lettuce and greens, rinse them thoroughly under cold water to remove any dirt or debris. Throughouly dry them before storingg, Excess moisture can cause greens to wilt quickly, so it's essential to ensure they are completely dry before storing. Be sure to pick through for anything wilted and discard. Then place your washed and dried lettuce in a container with a cloth or paper towel to absorb excess moisture! Avoid storing in plastic bags, as they can more easily trap moisture.

3. Freezer Friendly 

Have a surplus of fruits or veggies? Throw them in the freezer! Bananas and berries are the perfect fruits to freeze for smoothies. Save your veggies and herbs to use in soups or sauces. Store them in your U-Konserve, all of our containers are freezer-safe and endlessly reusable, unlike freezer plastic bags. 

 

By implementing simple techniques such as rinsing and drying, utilizing airtight containers, and storing fruits and veggies in the appropriate environment, we can extend the lifespan of our produce and minimize spoilage. Through conscious efforts to store produce properly, we can make a meaningful impact in reducing food waste and conserving resources!