Our trips to the grocery sure look a whole lot different than they did just a few months ago. We’re trying to cut back on trips to the grocery store altogether which means we’re buying a lot more than usual. And because we’re being so much more at one time and trying to make that last for weeks instead of just for a few days, we now need our fruits and veggies to last longer than they usually do. It sounds like an impossibility, but it turns out that there are a lot of different products on the market that can extend the life of your produce by days, and in some cases, even weeks.
Luckily, all of these items are affordable and will ship right to your home so you don’t have to make any additional trips to a store. Whether you want to keep avocado halves green, keep berries from getting moldy, or prevent lettuce from wilting, these produce storage solutions will help keep the contents of your fridge fresh for longer.
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Silicone Avocado Huggers
Instead of wrapping your leftover avocado in plastic wrap and hoping for the best, try using these silicon avocado huggers instead. Each one has a center piece that can be popped in or out depending on if the half you’re saving still has a pit or not.
Store your produce in these GreenBags, and you’ll be shocked to see how long it lasts. You can rinse and reuse each bag 10 times.
Rubbermaid FreshWorks Produce Saver
These vented storage containers from Rubbermaid regulate the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide in your container, which helps food last longer. Your food sits on a “CrispTray,” which whisks away excess moisture that can cause produce to spoil more quickly.
Bluapple Produce Saver
These Bluapple produce savers go in your fridge, fruit basket, or veggie bowl, absorbing ethylene gas to stop your produce from getting overripe. This pack will last you a full year.
FreshPaper Produce Sheets
Place a sheet of FreshPaper in the bottom of your crisper drawers, in bags of produce, at the bottom of your fruit bowl, or in tupperware containers full of fruits and veggies. They help produce stay fresh for 2-4 times longer than they normally would. Even better? The sheets are organic and compostable.
Prep Solutions Lettuce Keeper
Lettuce and greens are notorious for spoiling faster than we can use them. This container helps these items and other produce last longer by straining out excess moisture, and allowing you to control the airflow in the container based on what’s inside – there’s a handy guide on the container itself letting you know when to keep the valve open or closed.
Dualplex Fruit & Veggie Life Extender Fridge Liners
Line your fridge drawers with these foam sheets to help extend the life of your produce. They absorb ordors and moisture, and are made with a special anti-mold material that keeps fruits and veggies fresh for longer.
Cole & Mason Fresh Herb Keeper
Keep tender herbs fresh for longer with this special container. It has air vents on top to help the leaves breath and not collect excess moisture, and has water in the bottom to keep your herbs alive for longer.
ExtraLife Produce Preserver Disks
It’s easy to use these produce prserver disks – just place them in your refrigerator crisper drawer for 3 months of extended fruit and veggie freshness.
Hutzler Classic Onion Saver
Keep those half-onions fresh and contain their odor with this classic onion saver.
OXO GreenSaver Standing Crisper Drawer Insert
Slip this crisper drawer insert into your fridge, where it will absorb ethylene gas to keep your produce fresh for longer.