5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

After sharing with you a list of fruit that can withstand a longer period of time when well preserved, it’s time to talk about the vegetables that last longer! They are also essential for maintaining a balanced diet, so it is always important to have one or the other inside the refrigerator.
As we are not always able to consume everything we buy in the market quickly, the way is to bet on some foods with greater durability, as is the case of these vegetables that we select. When placed in the refrigerator, they last on average two weeks, ideal time to be able to enjoy them without waste 😉

CABBAGE

AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 2 WEEKS

Because of the thicker foliage, kale is one of the vegetables that last the longest! It can even be chopped and frozen to keep it for even longer. And don’t think that cabbage is limited to a simple accompaniment of feijoada. When well prepared and seasoned, it is delicious with any other preparation.
As for its benefits, the two main ones are the anti-inflammatory and healing actions. It is also great for improving digestion and even minimizing hangover symptoms. Besides all that, do you know that green detox juice that everyone talks about? Cabbage is one of the main ingredients! To do at home, just tighten here and check the recipe.

5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

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CABBAGE

AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 2 WEEKS

Another vegetable that is best friend of the time is the cabbage. It also lasts for days in the refrigerator without wilting, and remains fresh if well stored. For those looking for low-calorie options that are rich in nutrients and vitamins, this is one of the best options.
Rich in vitamin C, it is great for strengthening our immune system. It is also good for the heart (especially the version of red cabbage) and great for fighting infections.

5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

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TAIOBA

AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 2 WEEKS

Taioba is not a very conventional vegetable, but it is a super nutritious and delicious Brazilian plant. It is important to mention that, because it has a high number of toxins, it cannot be consumed raw! Precisely for this reason it is almost always sauteed or cooked, following the same preparation as a kale, for example.
One of the biggest differentials of taioba is its potential as a source of vitamin A, super important for the health of our vision. This, without counting the high content of fibers, zinc, potassium and sodium.

GREATER THAT LAST

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ORA-PRO-NOBIS

AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 2 WEEKS

Who watches Masterchef assiduously you must have heard about ora-pro-nobis, one of the most well-known PANCs (unconventional food plants). Used mainly in Minas Gerais, the plant is a super nutritious protein source, perfect especially for vegetarians and vegans looking for protein in foods of plant origin.
In addition to protein, ora-pro-nobis is also rich in fiber, vitamin C, vitamin A and iron, functioning almost as a natural strengthening remedy for our immune system. Whoever wants a healthy snack can bake the leaves until they are well dry, replacing the market snack 😉

5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

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AMERICAN LETTUCE OR CRESPA

AVERAGE DURATION TIME: 1 WEEK

Lettuce is part of the salad of almost every Brazilian, so it could not be left out of our list. The tip for those who want to keep the vegetable at home is to bet on the curly versions, as is the case with the lettuce.
The ingredient yields delicious salads, as we already know, and is full of benefits: it contains folic acid, antioxidants, soothing properties and even helps in controlling diabetes. That is, bet on the vegetable and make combinations with other leaves for an even more nutritious meal.

5 Vegetables that last longer in the refrigerator and their benefits

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Ready to make a more aware market purchase? I hope the tips help and comment here if you have any questions!

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