Eating fresh is so important! Especially when it comes to our daily consumption of fruits and vegetables. But guess what comes with freshness? If you guessed it right, then yes… It’s preservation! and who better than a Liebherr to help you do that? Without further ado, let us dive right into the different ways to keep your produce fresh for long with minimal care.

Pack it right

The first and the foremost thing to understand here is that not all vegetables need storage in refrigerators. The ones that require preservation, also require packing them right!

Methods to follow:

Wrap your vegetables in paper towels or use paper and plastic bags to store them safely

Air-tight containers or open trays can also be used to store them

Preserve vegetables in Liebherr’s EasyFresh Technology that will help in maintaining optimum humidity and temperature and help in retaining the moisture of food conveniently

EasyFresh Technology is the easiest way to store your produce as this helps in storing your fruits and vegetables separately and therefore helps extend their shelf life


Use freezing technique

Storing your produce clean with a required technique is essential. There are ways of storage techniques like drying, canning, freezing and in-ground, to name a few. But the most common and effective technique out of all is the freezing technique due to its quick and easy way of preserving the nutrients and taste for a longer duration.

Methods to follow:

It is important to blanch your vegetables for 1-2 minutes before freezing to stop them from discolouration or from turning mushy

Note: Avoid blanching leafy greens, carrots, asparagus, string beans, broccoli and okra as blanching could affect their color, texture and can lead to spoilage of the produce.

Maintain the temperature for proper freezing. Slow freezing results in loss of nutrients.

Remove as much air as possible from the bags and date the package

Use Liebherr’s DuoCooling Technology with two different cooling circuits which helps in independent cooling and avoids transfer of air from one compartment to another. This in turn prevents odour transfer and keeps your produce fresh as is!


Keep fruits and vegetables separate

What will happen if we keep fruits and vegetables together? Spoilage of your beautiful produce, that’s what. But how do you segregate the two? Let us tell you how!

Methods to follow:

Some fruits and vegetables give out ethylene gas, which makes other ethylene gas-items ripen or rot faster. Therefore, it’s always advisable to separate them whether inside or outside the refrigerator.

If they are stored in your refrigerator, the items need to be stored in separate plastic bags.

With Liebherr’s Vegetable Sorting System, it’s now easy to sort vegetables due to its uniquely designed space to store different kinds of produce without mixing them up.


Wash it cold

Washing your vegetables with cold or ice-cold water is as important as blanching them before storage. Cold water washes away hard-to-remove microbes that help in protecting them from bacteria.

Methods to follow:

One of the ways to keep your vegetables fresh is to wash them with ice-cold or cold running water. The simple way to do it is by leaving them in water for 1-2 minutes.

You can either directly wash vegetables with cold water or can also do so after blanching your vegetables.

Some vegetables do not need to be washed right away, like celery, coriander leaves, spring onions and other leafy greens. Instead, wash them a few minutes before use.

Dry out the produce and store it in your Liebherr to maintain its freshness.

For special cases

Vegetables taste the best if they are preserved well. The above ways are usually helpful for most of the vegetables but not all sorts of produce can be preserved in these ways. Some of them require special attention.

Methods to follow:

Usage of Vinegar: Vegetables contain some bacteria that stays as is even if washed simply with water (cold or warm). Therefore, the usage of vinegar in washing vegetables is also one of the solutions. Vinegar might affect the taste so make sure you rinse them properly. Vinegar wash works best with leafy greens.

Cut Roots: Vegetables that have roots require to be cut to maintain their longevity like beetroot, coriander leaves, carrots, radish and more, to preserve their freshness.

Separate ripe and unripe vegetables: Avoid the storage of ripe vegetables with unripe vegetables to preserve them for a longer time. Ripe items have enzymes that result in ripening other items or rotting them faster, instead.

Vegetables are a good source of vitamins, minerals, fibers and other nutrients. Find yourself lucky if you fill your tummy with the goodness of vegetables! And with Liebherr’s easy-to-use features and innovative technology, you have got nothing to worry about. Preserve your vegetables with the best care in a Liebherr.

Store well, eat fresh!