Carrots without plastic stay fresh

Carrots without plastic stay fresh

Nutrition: Remove plastic from carrots for storage in the refrigerator

Fresh carrots are juicy, crunchy and very healthy. If they are not stored well, the vegetables will look wilted after a short time and become rubbery. To keep carrots fresh for as long as possible, the plastic packaging and greenery should be removed first. Carrots are kept in the refrigerator for between seven and ten days.

Store carrots without plastic and greens Whether bunched carrots or carrots in the plastic packaging - it depends on the correct storage. If you like to buy the vegetables fresh with green leaves, you should remove the greens before storing the carrots in the fridge. Carrots in the bag or the peel should be cleared of plastic before storage, otherwise they will quickly become bad. Because of the higher temperatures on the way home, the shrink-wrapped vegetables start to sweat easily. The moisture can then cause mold to form. It is best to store carrots - without green stuff and plastic packaging - wrapped in a damp cloth in the fridge.

Fresh carrots are healthy Carrots are rich in beta-carotene, a precursor to vitamin A. The bioactive plant substance is converted into vitamin A in the body and has a positive effect on the immune system, metabolism, blood cells, skin and mucous membranes. Vitamin A is also important for the visual process. (ag)

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