Turning Old Fruit into Delicious Treasures


Maryann Matt

Strawberry Freezer Jam

The thing about fresh produce is that it can become overripe quickly and leave you with a mushy, brown mess that doesn’t taste good. However, there are ways that you can use vegetables and fruits that can revive it. As long as there is no mold or nasty things on it, you are good to go to use it in baking bread or making jams.

Bananas are an easy piece of produce to turn into something delicious. Banana bread is a delicious way to bring new life to your banana. When the banana is mushy, it makes it easier to mash and overall gives banana bread a better flavor and texture. Using a banana that is under-ripe can make it dry and not taste like a banana. If you don’t like nuts, chocolate chips are a great alternative. For a great recipe check out: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/best-banana-bread-recipe/

Avocados seem to always go mushy before I can use them and with avocado being so expensive, I had to figure out how else I could use them. When I was looking up recipes, avocado brownies struck me as very interesting. After I had made them, they were very moist and did not taste like avocado. The only thing I had to change was some of the ingredients to things that I had in my fridge and pantry. For the recipe, check out: https://www.wellplated.com/avocado-brownies/#wprm-recipe-container-36660

Fresh fruits can become overripe quickly, but they can also become pretty moldy fast. If you see your fruits becoming mushy you have to act fast and a good way to do that is making jams. Jams are fairly easy to make overall and you can make them with any fruits. A good strawberry freezer jam is a great way to turn your strawberries into something awesome. For a recipe, check this out: https://www.allrecipes.com/recipe/51835/strawberry-freezer-jam/

So just remember: if your produce is going bad, don’t throw it away; make something incredible out of it.