How to Get the Most out of Your Produce

Jul 21, 2015 by Tamara (Day Styles)

Keeping Produce Fresh

With so much emphasize being put on healthy living lately, we decided to look into how best to store and prepare produce for consumption.  There are so many things we can learn from eating healthy fruits and vegetables. There’s no better way to get nutrients than from fresh fruits and vegetables. But one thing that is extremely common is that a lot of people buy perfectly good fruits and vegetables and it seems that not long after we get them home they start going bad. Let’s take a look at some of the more popular produce products and see how they should be stored and the best way to retain the nutrients and flavor when we cook them.

Pomegranates

One of the most sought after fruits right now. We love the taste of them, how adaptable they are… they can be added to some of your favorite recipes for an extra flavour boost. But, do we really know the best way they should be stored? I've bought pomegranates and immediately put them in the refrigerator and a day or two later they were no good. Pomegranates are best stored at room temperature. They should be kept in a cool dry place and away from direct sunlight. If you do this, you're almost guaranteed to have a good, sweet pomegranate for 1 to 2 weeks.

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