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Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Shares Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Fresh Produce Between Supermarket Trips

Posted April 13th 2020

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. Shares Tips and Tricks for Getting the Most Out of Fresh Produce Between Supermarket Trips

 Fruit and Vegetable Brand Helps Consumers Make Smart
Shopping and Storage Decisions for Their Families

Coral Gables, FL (April 13, 2020) – With most Americans currently under “stay-at-home” orders, supermarket trips are becoming less and less frequent, making it important for consumers to not only stock up on fresh, wholesome produce, but to make smart decisions on how to make fresh items last. As an authority on all things produce, Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. has remained committed to making sure that consumers around the country will not only have continued access to fresh produce during this time, but will also learn some new ways to get the most out of the fresh fruits and veggies purchased in their own kitchens.

To help families stretch fresh items further and learn to navigate this new normal, Del Monte Fresh Produce is sharing a list of tips and tricks on how to make sure that fresh produce is being used to its fullest potential and to help make it last between shopping trips.

  • Pineapples – Pineapples are already ripe and packed with vitamin C when purchased and do not benefit from aging or ripening at home. They can be enjoyed immediately, and when cut into chunks and kept in the fridge, they can last up to a week.
  • Brussels Sprouts – Brussels Sprouts can last for several weeks when refrigerated, as they like cold temperatures and high humidity. Unwashed sprouts can be washed in a damp paper towel and placed in a perforated plastic bag in the crisper drawer to maintain freshness.
  • Refresh Leafy Greens – Leafy green vegetables that are beginning to wilt can be brought back to life by submerging them in a bowl of ice water for 15 – 20 minutes, which will allow the leaves to absorb the water and crisp up. Following the soak, the vegetables can be dried over a towel or in a salad spinner before being added to a salad or recipe.
  • Chop and Freeze Fruits & Vegetables – Many veggies like carrots, celery, broccoli and cauliflower and fruits like berries, grapes and mangoes can be prepped and frozen in a zip-top bag to not only extend freshness, but to make for easy meal prep when you are ready to enjoy them!
  • Make a Smoothie – Smoothies and smoothie bowls are great ways to utilize fresh fruits and vegetables that are beginning to turn, and are a fun and delicious way to sneak nutrient-rich produce into kids’ diets!
  • Practice “Root to Stem” Cooking – One of the best ways to get the most out of produce and avoid food waste is to use each and every part of the produce. Try slicing broccoli and cauliflower stems into matchsticks for a light snack or delicious stir fry addition, or mixing cooked carrots or beet tops into recipes for added flavor.

“These tips come straight from the kitchens of Del Monte Fresh Produce’s fruit and veggie experts, who want to make sure that families continue to enjoy fresh produce during these uncertain times.”  said, Elana Gold, Chief Marketing Officer, Del Monte Fresh Produce.

ABOUT DEL MONTE FRESH PRODUCE N.A., INC.

Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. is one of North America’s leading marketers and distributors of high-quality fresh and fresh-cut fruit and vegetables.  Del Monte Fresh Produce N.A., Inc. markets its products in North America under the Del Monte® brand (as well as other brands) under license from Del Monte Foods, Inc. (as well as other brands). The Del Monte brand is a symbol of product innovation, quality, freshness and reliability for over 125 years. Del Monte Fresh N.A., Inc. is not affiliated with certain other Del Monte companies around the world, including Del Monte Foods, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of Del Monte Pacific Limited, Del Monte Canada, or Del Monte Asia Pte. Ltd.

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