Sometimes we go on a grocery shopping trip and miscalculate how much fresh produce we actually need to bring back home with us. Not only do we buy too much sometimes, but also the shelf-life of vegetables and fruit is naturally quite short, so sometimes some might end up being wasted.

Here are some tips on how to keep your vegetables and fruit fresher for longer:

  • Buy only when you need to: Sometimes this can be quite hard to do, but make sure to try your best to purchase things only when you need them. This can help avoid waste and storage space.


  • Choose storage space carefully: Not all vegetables belong in the refrigerator, and most fruits are better just being left alone after purchasing. Doing some research and finding out what the best way to store different produce is can help prolong their life.


  • Avoid plastic: Plastic packaging can be damaging to vegetables and fruits, so if you buy vegetables that come wrapped in plastic, make sure you get rid of the packaging at home.


  • Clean your veggies and fruits: Rotten vegetables or fruits will affect their neighbours. Making sure that you keep your greens in a clean place, and that you regularly check it, will ensure that all the spoilt bits are thrown out.


Additionally, freezing your vegetables and fruits can also work wonders in preserving their shelf-life. This process doesn’t affect nutrition content and is quite simple and quick to do. If you buy too much produce, wash and clean them, cut them up to save a bit of space, put them in a container and stick them in your freezer.

M&P Engineering has been manufacturing food production, preparation and filling equipment used by major food manufacturers worldwide for over 50 years. The company has grown to become a global business, with distribution agents all over the world and supplying to almost every continent – Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South America.

M&P Engineering’s most popular and world-famous equipment is the onion peeling machine. The onion processing equipment uses a self-adjusting assembly of floating knives to top, tail and peel onions from 45mm to 115mm diameter. The onion peeler is simple to operate and easy to clean and maintain. And when dealing with onions varying in size, changing parts is not required.

If you would like to find out more about M&P Engineering’s peeling products, call 0161 872 8378 or contact us here.

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