How to Store Fruit
Last week we covered how to store your veggie properly, this week let’s stop ruining our fruit! Below you will find a list of the most popular fruit and how to store them! Fruit murder no more!
Apples ‐ Keep in your crisper on low humidity.
Bananas – Bananas ripen faster when connected at the stem. Take your bananas apart when you get home and store separately from other fruit.
Oranges – They will stay juicier when kept at room temperature. Place in a basket to allow proper air circulation.
Pomegranates ‐ Keep up to a month stored on a cool counter.
Lemons and Limes – Keep them on the rack of your refrigerator, allowing air to circulate.
Pears ‐ They will keep for a few weeks on a cool counter.
Berries – Don’t pile other fruit or veg on top of them. They are fragile.
Grapes – Do not wash grapes before storing, water has a negative effect on their skins.
Cherries ‐ store in an airtight container. Don’t wash cherries until ready to eat.
Raspberries – Wash raspberries in a vinegar solution of 1 part vinegar to 3 parts water, and store in a paper towel-lined container.
Plums – Keep plums at room temperature until they ripen.
Strawberries ‐ These guy do not like to be wet. Store in the fridge, free of all moisture.
Kiwi – Keep at room temperature until ripe, then refrigerate.
Mangoes – Keep in refrigerator for 5 – 7 days.
Melons ‐ Keep uncut melons in a cool dry place, out of the sun. Cut melons should be in the fridge.
Watermelon – Cut watermelon can keep in the refrigerator for up to two days.
Peaches – Refrigerate only when fully ripe.