Few Easy Ways To Keep Your Fruits And Veggies Fresh

Few Easy Ways To Keep Your Fruits And Veggies Fresh |PakistanTribe.com

Few Easy Ways To Keep Your Fruits And Veggies Fresh |PakistanTribe.com

[dropcap]M[/dropcap]ost of us have no option but to buy our fruits and vegetables in bulk during the weekends due to our busy lifestyles. But a large portion of it gets wasted because to improper storage.
Dumping them in the refrigerator in polythene bags not just kills their nutritional value but also destroys their taste. By storing them properly, you can prolong their freshness and health quotient.

Here are some tips for proper storage of fruits and veggies.

FRUITS

Apples
– Refrigerator shelf
– 3 weeks
– Unwrapped

Bananas
– Countertop
– 3 days once ripe
– Unwrapped

Bananas (halved)
– Refrigerator shelf
– 1 to 2 days
– Keep peel on
– Wrap open end in foil

Berries
– Refrigerator drawer
– 3 to 5 days
– Uncovered
– Vented container

Citruses
– Refrigerator shelf
– 2 weeks
– Unwrapped

Citruses (halved)
– Refrigerator shelf
– 2 to 3 days
– Wrap in plastic

Grapes
– Refrigerator drawer
– 1 to 2 weeks
– Perforated plastic bag

Melons
– Countertop
– 5 days once ripe
– Unwrapped

Melons (halved)
– Refrigerator shelf
– 7 to 10 days
– Wrap in plastic

Pears
– Countertop
– 4 days once ripe
– Unwrapped

Tomatoes
– Countertop
– 5 days
– Unwrapped or in a vented container

VEGETABLES

Beets
– Countertop to ripen
– Refrigerator shelf when ripe
– 2 weeks
– Plastic bag

Bell Peppers (Capsicum)
– Refrigerator shelf
– 1 week
– Plastic bag

Broccoli
– Refrigerator drawer
– 5 days
– Wrap in plastic

Cabbage
– Refrigerator drawer
– 2 weeks
– Wrap in plastic

Carrots
– Refrigerator drawer
– 3 weeks
– Plastic bag

Cauliflower
– Refrigerator drawer
– 5 days
– Wrap in plastic

Cucumbers
– Refrigerator drawer
– 1 week
– Wrap in plastic

Dark leafy greens
– Refrigerator drawer
– 1 week
– Plastic bag with dry paper towel

Garlic
– Dark pantry
– 2 months
– Unwrapped whole

Ginger
– Refrigerator shelf
– 1 month
– Unwrapped

Ginger (cut)
– Refrigerator drawer
– 1 to 2 weeks
– Plastic bag with dry paper towel

Green beans
– Refrigerator drawer
– 1 weeks
– Plastic bag with dry paper towel

Mushrooms
– Refrigerator shelf
– 3 days
– Paper bag

Onions
– Dark pantry
– 1 to 2 months
– Unwrapped

Onions (halved)
– Refrigerator drawer
– 3 to 5 days
– Sealed plastic bag

Potatoes
– Dark pantry
– 1 to 2 months
– Paper bag

Radishes
– Refrigerator shelf
– 2 weeks
– Plastic bag with dry paper towel

 

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