Fruit and vegetable storage tips

Vegetables and fruit storage tips for longer lasting produce

Fruit and vegetable storage tips can make a big difference to your pocket wastage. When buying fresh produce, just putting them in the refrigerator does help keep produce fresh. But does not always guarantee they will remain fresher for longer. Below are some tips on selected produce so you can keep your fruit and vegetable’s fresh.

Fruit storage guide

Apple storage tips

Apples are ethylene gas producers. So store away from other produce. They can be kept on the counter for up to a week or in the fridge for more than a week.

Avocado's storage tips

Avocados ripen on the counter so store them in the refrigerator. Did you know if you place an Avocado in a newspaper overnight it will ripen quicker.

Strawberries storage tips

Blueberries, blackberries, strawberries and raspberries should not be washed until ready to eat. Secondly keep in a covered container in the fridge.

Watermelon storage tips

Watermelon can be kept in a dark and dry place away from other produce. Keep cut melon in the fridge.

Grape's storage tips

Grapes should be stored in the refrigerator, unwashed, in a plastic container or plastic bags until ready to wash and eat.

Tomatoes storage tips

Always keep tomatoes at room temperature as the refrigerator will make them rot quickly. Keep loose in a bowl away from sun or heat.

Orange, Lemon's and Limes storage tips

Increase the shelf life of clementines, grapefruit, lemons, limes and oranges by storing them in the crisper drawer or in a mesh bag in the refrigerator.

Vegetable storage guide

Garlic and Onion storage tips

Garlic and onions are to be kept in a cool, dark and dry space. Because of their strong odors, its recommended to separate them from other foods.

Potatoe's storage tips

Potatoes, sweet potatoes and winter squashes can be kept in a cool, dark and dry place. Like a pantry or cellar.

Mushrooms storage tips

Keep mushrooms unwashed in the refrigerator because moisture makes them slimy.

Asparagus storage tips

Cut the end of the Asparagus stalks. Stand them up in a small amount of water in the refrigerator. Asparagus stay fresh for about four days. But the ends will need to be Re-cut before using.

Carrots storage tips

Carrots, beets and radishes can be kept in the refrigerator. Did you know trimming off any green helps keep carrots fresher for longer. Because the green parts  draw out moisture and cause carrots to go soft.

Cucumber storage tips

Cucumbers can be kept in the refrigerator for about 1 to 3 days.

Peppers storage tips

Peppers can be kept in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days.