Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tuesday: How to Store Fruits/Veggies: Which Need Refrigeration and Which DON'T

Be prepared to be shocked. And AWED. At the fruits and veggies that actually DON'T need to be refrigerated! Ok, you won't be shocked and awed. Probably. But still, this is a handy list for anyone that buys or eats fruits and veggies.

*As a general rule, once any fruit/veggie has been cut open, you'll need to refrigerate it. Until then, however, MANY can be left out.




**Until ripe. Once ripe, refrigerate to slow aging.
Fruits Requiring Refrigeration
Fruits that Do NOT Require Refrigeration
Strawberries
Avocados**
Blackberries
Melons
Raspberries
Peaches**
Grapes
Apricots**
Blueberries
Nectarines**
Cherries
Apples
Huckleberries
Plums**

Persimmons

Pears

Bananas

Tomatoes**

Mangoes

Pineapples

Clementines**

Kiwis**

Lemons

Limes

Pomegranates












**Until ripe. Once ripe, refrigerate to slow aging.
Vegetables Requiring Refrigeration
Vegetables that Do NOT Require Refrigeration
Leafy vegetables (arugula, lettuce, spinach, etc.)
Tomatoes**
Broccoli
Onions
Peas
Garlic
Beans (black-eyed peas, garbanzo beans, etc.)
Potatoes
Green beans
Winter squashes (butternut and acorn)
Asparagus (best stored in a plastic bag filled with water)
Chilies
Leeks
Corn**
Radish
Cabbage

Celery

Carrots

Ginger

Jicama

Sweet potatoes

Yams

BONUS!!

Need to ripen a fruit or vegetable? Put it in a paper bag with a banana. Bananas give off a gas that causes fruits and veggies to ripen more quickly. Knowing that, keep them way from your ripe fruits and veggies!

DOUBLE BONUS!!

To slow down the ripening of avocados, honeydews, or cantaloupes, put them in the refrigerator until 24 hours before you want to use them.



1 comment:

  1. Just what I was looking for but why isn't this on Joe's Reboot site?

    ReplyDelete

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