How To Refrigerate Your Produce; Getting The Most Out Of Your VentSmarts

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When it comes to budgeting, food is an area where you can save money by making a few small changes, one of which is avoiding food waste.

With ample amounts of choice when we head to the supermarket, far too often we end up buying more than we originally intended. Whilst you can hold onto items such as your canned goods for longer periods of time, our fresh produce on the other hand, has a shorter lifespan.

Learn how to increase the longevity of your produce by storing it correctly.

Not All Vegetables Breathe The Same

Usually, we don’t think of the fact that our vegetables breathe; our vegetables are alive and well, even after their roots have been removed. Different fruit and vegetable groups need different levels of oxygen to stay fresh in containers.

They can be classified as follows:

  • Light Breathers
  • Medium Breathers
  • Heavy Breathers

Using containers such as Tupperware’s VentSmarts means you can separate your produce into their correct categories; the air ventilation system on each container means you can create the right microclimate for your produce, keeping them fresher for longer.

1. Light Breathers

These are your fruits & vegetables that are low respiratory, meaning you don’t need airflow through the container. These include produce such as carrots, grapes, celery, beetroot and cucumbers.

2. Medium Breathers

Our produce that are medium respiratory need a small amount of airflow circulating the container they are stored in. These include produce such as your cauliflower, capsicum, apples, beans and spring onion.

3. Heavy Breathers

There’s a running joke that with heavy breathers, it’s better to bunk them together and away from everyone else (just like the snorers in our family). These guys require a greater amount of airflow throughout the container and include produce such as broccoli, corn, spinach and artichokes.

Knowing which produce goes into each category doesn’t have to be a guessing game, all VentSmarts have a handy “cheat sheet” on the front of every container, making it easy to see what goes where. Pictures are included, so even your kids can figure it out.

And then there’s that which you don’t need to store in the fridge…

The Science Behind VentSmarts

 Did you know that these “intelligent” containers were designed in collaboration with top food scientists from the University of Florida and Tupperware to keep refrigerated vegetables and fruits fresh longer by using Tupperware’s ACE (Atmosphere Controlled Environment) System.

How does the ACE System work?

Even after being harvested, fruits and vegetables continue to “breathe” by exchanging beneficial oxygen for carbon dioxide. VentSmart containers’ 3-way venting system balances the flow of oxygen coming in and carbon dioxide going out, which regulates the atmosphere inside the container (aka, our MicroClimate).

How To Save Space In Your Fridge

Too often we have a lot of wasted space in our fridge, or we try the cram effect which stifles airflow and makes our fridge work that much harder to run (costing us more money). Modularising your fridge helps you store more, whilst giving air the space to circulate.

Too often we have a lot of wasted space in our fridge, or we try the cram effect which stifles airflow and makes our fridge work that much harder to run (costing us more money). Modularising your fridge helps you store more, whilst giving air the space to circulate.

VENTSMART ORGANISERS SET


So Where To Next?

If you like the taste and crunch that comes with fresher longer lasting veggies, check out our VentSmart range below.

Why not try a small set and like most our customers who own VentSmarts, you’ll want more.

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