Can you store bananas in the fruit bowl? How do tomatoes stay fresh for the longest period? We’ll tell you how to keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer. Save smarter and waste less! These products should and should not be stored in the refrigerator.
Vegetables for vegetable drawer
The bottom drawer in your refrigerator is for storing fruits and vegetables. The humidity in this drawer is slightly higher than in the rest of the refrigerator, so vegetables dry out less quickly. It is best to store the following products in this drawer.
Leafy vegetables: Keep leafy vegetables fresh longer in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator.
Cabbage varieties: It is best to store sealed charcoal in the refrigerator, but it can also be stored outside the refrigerator.
Pre-chopped vegetablesPre-cut vegetables also dry out less and stay crispy longer if you store them in the vegetable drawer.
Mushrooms: Not officially a vegetable, but a product you’ll want to keep in your fridge: mushrooms! Store mushrooms in their original packaging or in a paper bag in the refrigerator.
Store outside the refrigerator
Bean: You can often keep beans in the refrigerator for up to two days. They can then develop black spots due to the cold. You can store beans outside the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Fruits vegetablesStore tomatoes, cucumbers, avocados, and zucchini outside the refrigerator to keep them fresh for longer. If you bought them in plastic wrap, leave them in the plastic wrap to prevent them from drying out. How do you keep cut avocados longer? You can use this trick. You can also put avocados in the refrigerator when they are ripe. This way you stop the ripening process and can postpone eating for another day.
Eggplant and pepper: Keep these vegetables outside the refrigerator. Do not place these vegetables on the fruit bowl. Some fruits release ethylene, which causes eggplant or peppers to stain and taste bitter.
Winter vegetablesCarrots, pumpkin, celery and beets are best stored in a cool, dark place. Keeping them in the refrigerator or in a plastic bag is often too damp for these vegetables. It is best stored in the kitchen cupboard, in the basement, or in a dark corner of the garage. You can store these vegetables for 2 to 4 weeks.
potatoPotatoes (also sweet potatoes) can be stored in a cool, dark place for a month. A dark place is important because light causes potatoes to produce a toxin called solanine, which turns potatoes green. A place that is too warm will cause potato sprouts to sprout. Unlike green potatoes, you can still eat potatoes with the round rivet if you cut the spot with the running chute.
onionYou can store onions for about two months outside the refrigerator, in a dark and cool place. Make sure onions are not stored next to potatoes. Onions absorb moisture from potatoes quickly, which means both products last less time. Store onions in the net. Onions get soggy very quickly in a sealed or plastic bag.
Fruit in your refrigerator
Soft fruitStrawberries, raspberries, raspberries, and cherries can be stored in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 days. Prevent fruit from becoming soggy by placing the fruit on a piece of kitchen paper. Humidity makes fruits spoil faster.
grapesYou can keep this sweet and savory snack in the fridge for up to 7 days.
Peaches and nectarines:Do you want to enjoy this delicious fruit for longer? You can keep it in the refrigerator for 3 to 7 days.
kiwi: you can eat kiwi peel! Eating this hairy skin may not sound very appetizing. But this peeling is very healthy. With these tips, you won’t taste any of the kiwi peel. These vitamin bombs can be stored in the refrigerator for one to three weeks.
Apple and pear: By far the longest lasting fruit in the refrigerator. You can store apples and pears in the vegetable drawer for up to 4 weeks.
Do you want these fruits to ripen? Then we leave it to ripen outside the refrigerator and put it in the refrigerator as soon as it is cooked.
Exotic fruits on fruit bowl
Exotic fruits: Pineapple, banana, mango and watermelon are best stored in a fruit container. You can store these fruits for up to a week (depending on how ripe the fruits were when you bought them). With this trick you can identify a ripe watermelon.
citrus fruits: It is best to put tangerines, oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruits in the fruit bowl. This way you can store the refreshing flavor bombs for up to two weeks. Do you only use lemons or limes for juice? Then make a hole in it and let the juice seep out. This way you can keep the rest of the fruit longer.
adviceDo not store bananas, apples, pears and peaches next to other fruits in the fruit bowl. These fruits release ethylene as they ripen. This gas ensures that other fruits ripen faster. To keep your serving of fruit as fresh as possible, you should store these fruits separately.
Also interesting: From now on, you will never make these mistakes again when eating fruit.
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