How To Store Fruits & Vegetables
Updated: May 20
Delicious and nutritious fruits & vegetables are superfoods that maintain us healthy, strong and keep diseases far away, Do you know how to store your fruits so they last you as long as possible? In this post we give you tips on how to store them so you can make the most of them.
Not all foods ripen equally, and some can spoil others, as they produce small amounts of ethylene, causing vegetables to lose chlorophyll and spoil. Always group the products that produce the most of this gas together, such as apples, pears, plums, melons, lettuce, cabbage, eggplant, avocado, tomato, and onion.
With that being said, there are some fruits and vegetables that are not affected by ethylene and can be stored together like peppers, lemons and also red fruits or strawberries.
It is easy to go shopping and put everything in the refrigerator but you should not be lazy, washing vegetables and fruits helps them last longer, removing the soil and reducing the probability that they will spoil between them. Keep in mind that this technique doesn't apply in the same way for all foods, berries such as strawberries or raspberries or mushrooms spoil faster, in those cases, it is better to wash them just before being used.
Do not forget the freezer is your best friend when it comes to saving money, fruits and vegetables can be frozen, if we take advantage of a sale and buy more than we intended, do not let them spoil and freeze them to keep their properties. It should be noted that once frozen they lose their texture so the fruits can be used to make smoothies or jams and the vegetables in stews or soups. The best way to freeze vegetables is to quickly put them in boiling water and then an ice-cold water, and pat them dry and just like that they ready for the freezer.