How to save produce that's gone bad
We've all been guilty of letting our produce go bad a time or two. You start out at a grocery store with high ambitions for home-cooked meals and healthy snacks, but by the end of the week, at least half of what you bought is still taking up counter and fridge space — and some of it is starting to look a little wilted and wrinkly. It's a common occurrence. In fact, the Food Waste Reduction Alliance estimates that as much as 40 percent of the food grown in the United States will never be eaten.
While you may not be able to do anything about the big numbers, you can take steps to make sure you're wasting a lot less than that in your own home. Just because that produce may be looking a little sad doesn't mean it's not salvageable — you just have to know what to do with it. Here are some of our favorite uses for produce that's on the brink.