WARNING: Walmart, Whole Foods & Trader Joe’s Issue Vegetable Recall
… make your purchase based on which container is freshest.
After five or six days, the vitamin C and carotenoid levels begin to drop in pre-cut vegetables.
When selecting pre-cut vegetables, I always look for ones that are pre-washed and ready to eat. However, if you buy pre-cut leafy green vegetables in open bags, wash them before consuming.
3. Eat within a few days
Because these vegetables have already been cut and exposed to the air, you can’t let them sit in your refrigerator as long as you might a whole vegetable.
Pre-cut foods will begin to break down quicker, so eat them in a timely fashion – usually within the five or six days before the vitamin levels drop off.