Ways of storing fruits to keep them fresh

As we know many fresh fruits stay well at room temperature for just few days, and keeping those fruits on the table or counter is the best way to remind the whole family and enjoy them. Citric fruits like lime, orange, lemon, pomelo etc in particular fair better at room temperature. As do persimmons, pomegranates, pineapples and other tropical fruits and all sorts of melons.

Apples can be chilled or not, as you want. Refrigerating them can extend their life but they are good on the table for up to a week.

Similarly you can store bananas at fridge or the counter, choice is yours. Keeping them outside will turn their skins black, henceforth the idea that they should never be kept in the fridge but the fruit remains unaffected.

Kiwis, nectarines, plums, peaches and pears can be kept on the table if you’d like them to ripen a bit. Once they ripe as you would like them, keep them into the fridge and enjoy them eating.

You can store berries on paper towels on a single layer in the fridge. Berries are unwashed delicate things that can easily absorb the water. So only wash them when you want to eat to keep them fresher longer.

You can wrap cherries, grapes, apricots and figs in a few paper towels before wrapping them in plastic or loosely covering. This helps to keep the moisture that can develop and hasten spoilage.

So keep the fruits fresher by storing them in a proper way. In that way they won’t loose their nutrient level or won’t loose the moisture.

Publisher: Fadiyah Sameh

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