While summer produce might be slowing down fall produce continues to provide a good variety of options and color at local markets and hopefully on your menu. If you find that keeping fresh produce “fresh” is a challenge, a new guide from the Produce for Better Health Foundation might help.
This handout outlines which produce should be stored in the refrigerator, which should stay at room temperature and which need a little time on the counter before going into the refrigerator. The handout also talks about proper produce cleaning tips to ensure that your produce is free from potential foodborne bacteria.
Before heading to the market this week take a look at this handout at -http://www.fruitsandveggiesmorematters.org/wp-content/uploads/UserFiles/File/pdf/why/Storing_Fruits_Veggies_FINAL.pdf
Connie Diekman, M.Ed., RD, CSSD, LD, FAND
Director of University Nutrition