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Prolonging vegetable life
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Dreamweaver    Posted 07-21-2001 at 06:30:05       [Reply]  [No Email]
The time of day you harvest veggies can influence their quality. Harvest all leafy veggies in the early morning when they still have dew on them.

To keep them lasting longer, wash in a warm water and 3% hydrogen peroxide solution, which will kill any bacteria that might linger on the outside.

Avoid cutting, breaking or bruising produce. If this occurs, use immediately.

Muddy (Mudcat49)    Posted 07-21-2001 at 09:40:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW all the big vegetable farms in the usa use some kind of method to cool vegetables, some use a vaccume cooler, but the most common is "hydra-cooling" this is where the pallatized vegetables packed in boxes or crates is sent into a tunnel and given a ice water bath to cool them. You can do the same at home, just fill a big sink or tub with ice water and inmerse them in it for a while to get the heat out of them, then put them in the fridge!

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