According to USDA, approximately 30 – 40% of the food we purchase is wasted and thrown in the garbage. When we go to the grocery store to purchase things like spinach, carrots, and mushroom, it is not our intention to let the vegetables stay in the refrigerator and go bad, but it happens all the time.
What are some of the ways that we can reduce wasting our vegetables at home? Well, here are some things we can do:
Cutting up vegetables when we get home from grocery shopping gives us the best opportunity of eating them because they are washed and cut. Vegetables make great evening or night snacks.The children will like them also if they see the vegetables out on the counter or on the shelf in the refrigerator.
Another thing that we can use the wasted vegetables for is composting. If we have vegetables that really have rotted, use it for compost.
The LSU AgCenter and the LSU College of Agriculture