HOW TO STORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

How To Store Fruits And Vegetables

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Wanted to share this tidbit with you. We don't always know what is best so maybe this will clear a few things up.

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  1. Foods To Refrigerate:
    Apples - if you have them more than 7 days
    Berries - store in a dry covered container
    Melons - once they have ripened
    Beets and Carrots - cut off green tops first
    Broccoli and Celery - store in crisper ( wrap celery in aluminum foil and then store in crisper will keep up to 2 weeks easy)
    Leafy greens - wash and dry completely and store in crisper
    Corn - store with husk on
    Green beans - store in airtight container - don't snap off ends until ready to use
    Mushrooms - store unwashed in paper bag
    Peppers,squash,zucchini - store unwashed in plastic bag
    Apricots,cherries,grapes,figs,artichokes,asparagus
  2. Foods That Should Stay Out

    Fruits and vegetables stored outside of the refrigerator should be kept at room temperature, away from direct sunlight. Keep produce in a vented plastic bowl or perforated plastic bag to prevent moisture loss. Make sure you don't keep all your fruits and veggies in the same bowl, as the ethylene gas (more on this ahead) emitted from some can cause others to spoil more quickly.
  3. Here are some fruits and vegy's that should be stored outside the fridge:
    Apples - if you will eat them winthin 7 days
    Avocado - store in brown paper bag
    Bananas - store in a fruit bowl
    Stone fruits ( anything with a pit) store in brown paper bag until ripe and then refrigerate
    Onions and potatoes - store in dark dry place
    Lemons,limes,oranges,papayas,pineapples,watermelon,pumpkins,tomatoes
  4. Ethylene is an odorless,colorless gas emitted by fruits and vegy's and other plants that speed ripening and can cause produce to spoil. Fruits and veggies that produce ethylene gas sould be kept away from foods that are sensitive to the effects of ethylene.
  5. In the frig - keep apples,melons,appricots away from strawberries,cherries,grapes,carrots.borccoli.celery,green beans,artichokes,asparagus,and leafy greens. On the counter top store avocados,bananas,nectarines,plums and peaches away from grapefruit,watermelon,lemons,limes,oranges and potatoes.

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About HOW TO STORE FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy



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