Food For Thought

Store Your Produce

Storing Your Produce

Storing fruits and vegetables the wrong way can have leave you with an unpleasant meal or snack. Knowing how to store your produce properly will help keep it fresh longer as well as improving the taste and texture.

The best ways to store your produce:

In the Refrigerator

  • Apples
  • Blueberries
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Cherries
  • Grapes
  • Apricots 
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Broccoli 
  • Spinach, lettuce, and leafy vegetables
  • Asparagus 
  • Mushrooms

All cut fruits and vegetables should be refrigerated 

Some fruits should be ripened on the counter and then store in the fridge after. These include:

  • Avocados
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Plums
  • Kiwi

Stored at room temperature:

  • Bananas
  • Oranges
  • Lemons 
  • Limes
  • Watermelon (uncut)
  • Tomatoes
  • Potatoes 
  • Garlic
  • Peppers
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