- DescriptionA starchy root vegetable native to South America, yuca cassava is a staple of tropical diets in much the same manner the potato is in temperate ones. Inside its bark-brown skin is a dense, creamy-white flesh that can be fried, mashed, baked, boiled, or sautéed. Slightly sweet with a mild flavor, it takes seasonings well and can pretty much be used anywhere you'd use potatoes. To prepare, simply peel off the outer skin, chop into pieces, and cook until soft.
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Rhubarb should last for about 4 days in the refrigerator's crisper. Keep it tightly wrapped in plastic. If you want to store it long term, wash, cut into the desired length, and place in an airtight container. It will keep in the freezer for about 9 months.
Fennel will keep for about 5 days if you store it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Unless using fennel within a couple of days, trim off the stems and store them separately so they don't leach moisture from the bulb.
This squash should keep for up to 4 weeks when stored in a plastic bag in your refrigerator's vegetable drawer.
These fruits should keep for at least 2 weeks, and up to a month, when stored in a paper bag in your refrigerator's vegetable drawer. If you plan to use them within a couple of days, they will be fine on the countertop.
To store okra, wrap it in a paper towel and tuck inside a paper bag, then place in the least cool section of the refrigerator. Try to use it soon after purchase, as okra is quite perishable. It should keep for 3 or 4 days.
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