Rule of 3: To Keep Fruits Fresh

1. Never Store Fruits and Vegetables Together

Fruits that produce ethylene gas can result prematurely ripen (green to yellow). Hence, reduces quality and shelf life of the vegetables place by it side.


2. Counter-top Storage Tips

To keep those apples crisp and all countertop-stored fruit fresh, store them out of direct sunlight, either directly on the countertop, in an uncovered bowl, or inside a perforated plastic bag.

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3. Refrigerator Storage Tips

Keep fruits in perforated plastic bags in the produce drawer of the refrigerator. This helps to maintain moisture yet provide air flow.

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Here is a useful table for you to determine whether the fruits & vegetables are to be kept in refrigerator or counter top.

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Source: http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutrition_articles.asp?id=1103

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