You can treat your Purple Carrot ingredients just as you would any grocery items you buy at the store. Canned goods, dried grains such as rice, or pasta and any dry ingredients can be stored in a cool dry cupboard or pantry. Breads and tortillas last best if they are kept in the fridge. Any soy products such as tofu or tempeh can also be stored in the fridge.

Leafy greens keep best if they are removed from their bags and dried off. You can even store the greens with a paper towel in their bag and leave the top unsealed so that the greens can breathe and do not wilt as a result of their own natural moisture. The same goes for any other produce, make sure to wipe off any moisture and allow the produce to breathe in the fridge.

Herbs in the same way last longer if they are dried off on arrival and stored with the bag open. Additionally you can extend your herb’s lifespan further by snipping of the end of the herb stems and storing the herbs in a small jar containing an inch or two of water on your counter top.

Check on your avocados or any other fruit you might receive when you open your box. If the fruit feels soft, you can store the produce in your fridge to prolong its lifespan. If it needs to ripen up faster, place the fruit in a brown paper bag in a sunny windowsill to accelerate the ripening process! Tomatoes though, can be stored outside of the fridge in a bowl on your counter top.

We believe the meals are best if the ingredients are used up within 3-4 days of arrival, though by following these guidelines, often times they last longer.

If you ever have any questions about how to extend the lifespan of ingredients you are unfamiliar with, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at hello@purplecarrot.com!

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