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Storing and Caring for Fruits and Vegetables

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Different Types of Produce and Caring for it

Fresh Produce - Wash when you go to use the produce since not enough dirt gets washed off when it's cleaned by a company.


Canned Produce - Most are ready to eat with little preparation other than heating. Some soups can be mixed with water or milk.


Frozen Produce - Thaw when you need to use it. Some must be cooked without thawing. Make sure to check the package for special directions about cooking (like "Do not heat in a toaster oven.")


Legumes and Dry Beans - Many dry foods need to be reconstituted (adding back the liquid that was removed in processing).