How to Store Produce

Follow these guidelines for storing vegetables and fruits:

  • Apples: At room temperature for up to seven days or refrigerated in a plastic bag if you won’t eat them that quickly.
  • Bananas: At room temperature, both ripe and unripe.
  • Grapefruit: At room temperature for one week or refrigerated for up to two or three weeks.
  • Peaches: At room temperature in a paper bag if unripe; remove from the bag when ripe and eat within a day or two.
  • Strawberries: Refrigerated for one to three days without washing.
  • Oranges: At room temperature for a day or two or refrigerated for up to one or two weeks.
  • Broccoli: Refrigerated for three to five days.
  • Carrots: Refrigerated, stored in a plastic bag with the green tops cut off.
  • Iceberg lettuce: Refrigerated in a plastic bag after rinsing and drying.
  • Tomatoes: At room temperature, out of direct sunlight — they quickly lose their taste if refrigerated.

Another important point: Don’t pile all your fruits and veggies together in one bowl — they can cause each other to spoil. “Keep quick-ripening vegetables away from foods like avocados, cantaloupe, tomatoes, pears, and apricots,” says Palinski. “These items emit ethylene, a gas that can cause nearby vegetables to spoil more quickly.” Most apples also emit this gas.

These tips are courtesy of Everyday Health, a site I love and trust.


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