COVID-19 Prep 101: How People with Arthritis Should Store Fruits and Vegetables

In times when our household budgets are tightening due to the pandemic, we need to be mindful of food waste, especially of fruits and vegetables. When we have a rheumatic condition and taking immunosuppressants, we are likely avoiding crowds and trying to limit how many times we go to the grocery store. What if I told you I can help you limit your visits to the grocery store and save money by simple storing techniques?

Knowing how to store fruits and vegetables, can go a long way. It allows you to buy the food you need and extend its shelf life! Typically, meat, poultry, fish and seafood products are stored in the freezer to use for later purposes. Bread can also be put in the freezer or stored in a breadbox to preserve its current state. And usually cheese is wrapped in wax paper or plastic wrap then stored in the refrigerator to keep it from getting moldy. But what about fruits and vegetables?

How Can I Extend the Shelf Life of Fruits and Vegetables?

Don’t be afraid that your fruits and vegetables will spoil! Here are some tips to make sure they last as long as possible:

Prep Items to consider: