How to Properly Store Produce in the Fridge

One of the best ways to keep your fruits and vegetables fresh is by storing them properly. When it comes to storage, the temperature in which you store your produce plays a crucial role in determining how long they will last. While some veggies like carrots and potatoes can be stored outside of the fridge, most fruits and vegetables need to be kept chilled to stay fresh for an extended period.

In this blog post, we’re going to discuss how best to store different types of produce in the fridge so that you can enjoy them longer.

Storing leafy greens

Leafy greens such as lettuce, spinach or kale should not be washed before storage since moisture promotes bacterial growth. Instead, wrap them loosely in a paper towel or store them inside a perforated plastic bag before placing them in the vegetable crisper drawer.

Storing berries and delicate fruit

Berries are highly perishable fruits that require gentle handling and careful preparation when storing. To prolong their shelf life, give them a quick rinse under running water just before use. If possible spread out on kitchen roll (or other absorbent material) until dryish then place into an airtight container with paper towels at the bottom that will help absorb excess humidity while refrigerated; this will keep your berries from getting mushy too soon.

For delicate fruit-like peaches or apricots – put them into separate small bags within one larger bag instead because these fruits bruise easily when tossed around during transportation or storage time!

Storing root vegetables

Root veggies like carrots potatoes & turnips don’t need any special treatment when being stored except maybe making sure there’s no damage on skin surface first! Simply wash lightly if needed but do not soak beforehand unless absolutely necessary then leave unpeeled whenever possible as chip off bits can get trapped elsewhere leading spoilage sooner than later.

Storing citrus fruits

Citrus fruits such as lemons, limes and oranges should be stored in the crisper drawer. They can also be kept outside of the fridge for a few days or more if they are still uncut and whole.

Conclusion

Knowing how to store your produce correctly can help you save money on groceries and reduce food waste at home. With a little bit of effort, you’ll be able to keep your fruits and veggies fresh for longer periods, ensuring that every meal is nutritious and delicious! Remember that each type of fruit or vegetable has unique storage requirements. By following these simple tips above, you will extend their shelf life significantly – making them an essential addition to any home cook’s tool kit!

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