More restaurants needed with FRESH, UNALTERED fruits and veggies...

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    Aug 16, 2010 1:03 PM GMT
    So far all the restaurants I've seen always add spices, sugars, etc. to their "fresh" fruits and veggies.

    Well, I'm having a major issue keeping my fruits and veggies from spoiling before I eat them. Two-three days on bananas and strawberries, which are my favs...just can't eat them all before they're spoiled, and my bill is getting higher and higher buying this shit.

    There really needs to be more of this stuff sold in restaurants. I wouldn't mind paying the extra, because it would be cheaper in the long run due to how much shit I end up wasting.

    /foodrant
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    Aug 16, 2010 1:41 PM GMT
    With fresh perishable fruits, like berries, you need to buy only what you will eat that day or the following day. It means you have to go shopping more often.
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    Aug 16, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    paradox saidWith fresh perishable fruits, like berries, you need to buy only what you will eat that day or the following day. It means you have to go shopping more often.
    Yeah, it's just stupid that berries and such tend to come in "family size" containers.
    It's not even really a rant...I just wish there was a less expensive way for a single person to eat healthy, without having to move to the country and plant a garden.
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    Aug 16, 2010 5:33 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    paradox saidWith fresh perishable fruits, like berries, you need to buy only what you will eat that day or the following day. It means you have to go shopping more often.
    Yeah, it's just stupid that berries and such tend to come in "family size" containers.
    It's not even really a rant...I just wish there was a less expensive way for a single person to eat healthy, without having to move to the country and plant a garden.


    Just a tip, I generally can get my berries/bananas and the like to last about a week - green produce about 2-3 weeks. I keep bananas separate from all other fruit since they're a high producer of ethylene gas (which causes fruit to ripen, it's why it's good to toss a banana into a brown paper bag with an unripened avocado and it'll ripen much faster). Berries I don't keep in the craptacular containers that they come in, I'll toss then into a glass container lined with a paper towel on the bottom and leave it slightly opened to vent in the fridge.

    It tends to help for me. The latest batch of blueberries I bought lasted about a week an a half.
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    Aug 16, 2010 8:16 PM GMT
    If you have one of those food vac units with an external vacuum port, you can keep berries fresher longer by keeping them under vacuum in a vacuum canister.