During the pandemic associated with COVID-19, most shoppers are looking for food options that have an extensive shelf life. This causes many consumers to go straight to frozen options, not realizing that there are several produce options with the potential to last long periods of time. Squash, for instance, can last up to two months if it is stored in a cool, dark place. Since cabbage has a particularly low water content, it also has the ability to last quite a long time.
- While everyone tends to flock to the frozen fruits and vegetables, there is actually a lot of long lasting fresh produce that you can safely bring home.
- Because of its low water content, cabbage stays fresh much longer than your usual spinach or leafy green.
- If you store potatoes in the fridge they can last for about two to three months.
“While it may not technically be squash season, there are still a variety of squashes to choose from at the store, such as butternut squash or spaghetti squash.”