Ideal Storage for Fruits and Vegetables

Ever wonder why some of your fruits and vegetables don’t seem fresh or taste right so quickly after you purchase them in perfect condition? Though fruits like berries don’t have a long shelf life many last longer just by having proper storage. If you can, always try to keep fruits stored separately from vegetables because some produce natural chemicals or odors that change the freshness and taste of other fruits and veggies. Additionally, some produce should be refrigerated while others just need to be kept from extreme temperatures. Once cut, all fruits and vegetables should be kept refrigerated for no more than 3 days.

Leave Out of Refrigerator but Keep From Heat:

  • Avocados (unripe)
  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Kiwi (Unripe)
  • Limes
  • Mangos
  • Nectarines (Unripe)
  • Onion (dry)
  • Pears (Unripe)
  • Plantains
  • Plums (Unripe)
  • Pumpkins
  • Shallots
  • Squash (Winter)
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Tomatoes
  • Watermelons (Whole – Uncut)