21 Ingenious Tricks to Help Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh
Enjoy your fresh fruits and vegetables for an extended period.
Keeping fruits and vegetables fresh is quite a challenge. But we discovered some ingenious tricks so you can enjoy your fresh fruits and vegetables for an extended period.
1. Do not store fruits and vegetables together
2. Keep Bananas Fresh Longer by Separating Them and Wrapping the Stems in Plastic Wrap
3. Potatoes and onions should be stored far away from one another
4. Store the garlic in a cool (about 60 to 65 degrees is ideal), dry, dark place with moderate humidity.
5. Store sliced and peeled vegetables in water
6. Potatoes must be kept away from light (sunlight or fluorescent light)
7. Store Potatoes with an Apple to Keep Them from Sprouting
8. Store fruits and vegetables in the warmer part of the refrigerator
9. Asparagus should be stored like a bunch of flowers
10. Don’t wash anything before storing it
11. Fresh heads of broccoli should be stored in the refrigerator
12. Wrapping the cucumbers in a paper towel and a loose plastic bag will help keep condensation and humidity at bay when you store them, preventing sogginess and deterioration.
13. When it comes to storing melons, it’s generally best to store them in the fridge uncut or in pieces with the rind intact.
14. Fruits and vegetables prefer a dry environment
15. Best Place to Store Avocados? In the Refrigerator
16. Line a Ziploc bag with a couple of sheets of paper towel before you store your lettuce in it
17. The best place to store eggplant is not in the refrigerator.
18. “Store unwashed fresh bean pods in a plastic bag kept in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days,” says Toby Amidor, MS, RD, nutrition expert and Wall Street Journal best-selling cookbook author.
19. Leave the unripe papaya on the counter
20. Refrigerate any unconsumed fully ripe tomatoes, but allow them to come to room temperature before serving them.
21. Store grapes you buy at the grocery store in the original plastic packaging, which usually has holes in it to allow for some airflow.