It is a pity when fruit and vegetables get soft and mushy before you’ve had a chance to enjoy them. Fortunately, we’ve dug out some handy tips for keeping your 5+ a day fresh for as long as possible.
Greens wilt quickly, so to keep them in top condition in the fridge, rinse and dry your greens thoroughly, then place them in a bowl. Layer a paper towel on top of your greens, then seal tightly with plastic wrap and store in the fridge. Replace the paper towel throughout the week as it becomes damp (it’s absorbing moisture from the greens!).
Celery and broccoli will last longer if they are wrapped in tin foil – cut and rinse them, pat dry and wrap tightly.
Extend the life of your asparagus, coriander and parsley by trimming the stalks and sitting them in a jar of water in the fridge. For maximum storage, sit a small plastic bag over the top of them.