Sunday, January 9, 2011

Frugal Prepping Tip - Increasing the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables

Most new style refrigerators have what is known as a crisper drawer. This is designed to help keep your fruits and vegetables longer before they go bad. Many older style refrigerators don’t have this feature but the same effect can be accomplished with a very simple item. Simply place one or more dry sponges in your crisper or vegetable drawer of your refrigerator and your fruit and vegetables will last a lot longer. Simply replace the sponge(s) every few days with a dry one. The sponge(s) will absorb the excess moisture helping your fruits and vegetables to last longer because of the decreased moisture content. You can even use this method if you have the newer style refrigerator with a crisper drawer to add more control over moisture content in your refrigerator.

Be aware. Be informed. Be prepared.


1 comment:

Apartment Prepper said...

I had never heard of placing a sponge with fruits and vegetables in the fridge. It sound logical and should work--I will try this tip. Thanks for the frugal tip!