Quick Cooking Tip: Storing Root Vegetables

If you enjoy having fresh ingredients, then you might want to know how to properly store your root vegetables. It is important to know how to store these vegetables in order to prolong its freshness and to avoid having them go bad before you get a chance to use them. It will definitely be a waste if they do go bad. Root vegetables include carrots, potatoes, turnips, beets, etc.

Store potatoes in a cool, dark place

For potatoes you need to store them in a dark, dry, cool place. You can put them in a brown paper bag and store them in a lower shelf or cupboard. Keep in mind that you must remove the already spoiled potatoes from the batch in order to avoid having that bad potato contaminate the other potatoes.

Store carrots in your refrigerator drawer

Store turnips in your refrigerator drawer

Store beets in your refrigerator drawer
Carrots, beets, and turnips, on the other hand, should be stored in your refrigerator drawer. Now here is a tip that I wasn't aware of before: you must cut off the leafy green tops for these vegetables. The reason why you need to remove them is because if you don't, then your vegetables will dehydrate more quickly. You can, however, save those leafy greens for soups and salads, so they won't go to waste.


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