How to make your carrots last 10 times longer
What if we told you we had a simple trick that will help your carrots last up to 10 times longer?
This would mean that black or limp carrots would be a thing of the past.
There’s no magic here, just basic science.
So what’s the secret?
Placing carrots in an airtight container lined with a paper towel will extend their life for up to 10 times longer than if you just left them loose in the fridge.
Here’s the proof:
Love Food Hate Waste conducted research with the University of Otago on how to store carrots to prevent them going black or limp.
The results showed that minimising the moisture loss and the condensation on the surface of the carrot will result in increased shelf life of the carrots. Paper towels help to regulate humidity and condensation in the environment surrounding the produce by absorbing and releasing water over time.
If you don’t have an airtight container that’s large enough to fit all of your carrots, then a similar effect can be achieved by wrapping your bundle of carrots in a paper towel and storing them in a sealed ziplock bag.