Storing Fruit & Veggies

You can extend the shelf life of fruit and veggies by storing them properly, but the proper method depends on what type of fruit and veggies you’re talking about.  However, all fruit and veggies are best eaten fresh as they lose their nutrients the longer they’re stored.

In a Cool Dark Place

Keep potatoes, onions, garlic and shallots in a cool dark area of the kitchen.

At Room Temperature

Most fruit and veggies are best kept at room temperature until ripe and then move them into the fridge if you plan to eat them later.

In the Fridge

Most fruit and veggies will keep best in the crisper of your fridge.  Bananas tend to go black when you put them in the fridge.  Berries are the most fragile – you should eat them as quickly as possible and only wash them just before eating, otherwise they can go mouldy.



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  1. Michael Evans says:

    Or you can throw the ripe bananas in the freezer until you need it to make smoothies.

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