How do I store my fruit and veggies?
IN A COOL, DRY PLACE
Keep bananas, tomatoes, potatoes, lemons & limes in a cool, dry area, not in the fridge.
IN THE FRIDGE
Most fruits and veggies can be stored in the refrigerator.
Store your apples in the fridge. (They soften ten times faster at room temperature)
A crisper drawer will help protect your produce and keep the moisture in to maintain freshness for longer.
Carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, beans & celery stay crisp longer when stored in plastic. Reusable bags are great for reducing plastic wastage and can be used for storage in the ridge as well!
Asparagus should be stored in the refrigerator, wrapped with a moist paper towel.
Packaging with air vents helps release moisture & is perfect for grapes, blueberries, cherries or strawberries. (Always consume within 2-3 days of purchasing)
Fresh heads of lettuce should be washed before refrigerating. Dry the leaves and store them in a clean plastic bag with a few paper towels (paper towel Absorbs the moisture and slows the browning / yellowing process)
AT ROOM TEMPERATURE
Garlic and onions should be kept at room temperature (or cooler) in a well-ventilated area.
Mangoes, pineapples, plums, peaches, and pears can be ripened at room temperature in a brown paper bag and should then be refrigerated for longer storage. Keep whole melons at room temperature, but once cut should be stored in the refrigerator.