How to Store Fruit, Properly

By January 9, 2013Kitchen How To, Lifestyle

how to store fruit

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.

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