Selecting & Storing Vegetables

Do you store your fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator or on the counter?
On the Counter
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Slide 1: Poll
culinary9-12 Grade

This lesson contains 17 slides, with interactive quizzes and text slides.

time-iconLesson duration is: 45 min

Items in this lesson

Do you store your fresh tomatoes in the refrigerator or on the counter?
On the Counter

Slide 1 - Poll

Unit 3 Vegetables

Slide 2 - Slide

What are we going to learn?

  • Classifications
  • Nutritional Value
  • Selecting & Storing

Slide 3 - Slide

Selecting Vegetables
When shopping for fresh vegetables, follow these guide lines...

  • Look for good color, firmness and absence of bruises and decay
  • Avoid wilted vegetables
  • Handle vegetables carefully to prevent bruising

Slide 4 - Slide

Selecting Vegetables
  • Choose vegetables that are medium in size. Small vegetables may be immature and lack flavor. Large vegetables can be over mature and tough.
  • Buy only what you will use within a short time. Fresh veggies lose quality quickly.
  • Vegetables that are in season are usually high in quality and low in price. 

Slide 5 - Slide

Find an example on Google Images of a wilted, bruised, or rotten vegetable.

Slide 6 - Open question

Storing Vegetables
For best flavor, appearance, and nutrition...
  • Use all vegetables as soon as possible

Slide 7 - Slide

Storing Vegetables
  • Allow them to fully ripen at room temperature
  • Store them uncovered in the refrigerator after ripening 

Slide 8 - Slide

Storing Vegetables
Leafy Green Vegetables
  • Wrap in a damp towel and place in a perforated plastic bag before refrigerating

Slide 9 - Slide

Storing Vegetables
  • Store in an open container at room temperature

Slide 10 - Slide

Storing Vegetables
Potatoes, Hard-rind Squash, Eggplant
  • Store in a cool, dark, dry place. 
  • Use potatoes within a week or they will sprout and shrivel.
  • If potatoes are exposed to light, they may turn green. Cut away green portions before using. 

Slide 11 - Slide

Storing Vegetables Video
Let's take 8 minutes to watch a video on storing vegetables

Slide 12 - Slide

According to the video, what are the three factors you should always consider when storing vegetables?
Ethylene Gas
Air Flow

Slide 13 - Quiz

What does ethylene gas do?
Makes the produce smell
Ripens fresh produce quicker
I don't know?

Slide 14 - Quiz

How should Apples be stored?
On the counter
In a perforated bag
Away from other produce

Slide 15 - Quiz

Should Green Leafy Vegetables be washed before storing?

Slide 16 - Open question

Re-watch the "How to Store Fruits and Vegetables" Video

Complete the Video Assessment 

Due 10/6 11:59pm

Slide 17 - Slide