Friday, 11 May 2018

How to keep your fruit fresher for longer

When you've spent money on a fruit delivery, you want to make sure it lasts, and we want to ensure you get to eat ALL your fruit! If you're having trouble keeping your fruit as fresh as possible, for as long as possible, we've got some handy tips on how to store your produce.

Should be kept in the Fridge

There are some items that should be kept in the fridge to ensure optimal freshness. This includes cut fruit, and berries. Cut fruit can be kept up to 3-5 days if kept in a fridge, and it's even better if they are stored in a sealed Tupperware box. All berries should be kept in the fridge, and even grapes and pomegranates benefit from being stored in the fridge.

Store on the counter, and then the fridge when ripe

 Certain fruits benefit from being kept on the counter to ripen, and then being moved to the fridge when ripe. These include:

  • Apricots
  • Avocados
  • Kiwi
  • Mangoes
  • Melons
  • Nectarines
  • Papayas
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapples
  • Plums

Should be kept at room temperature

Other fruits should be kept at room temperature at all times. These include

  • Bananas
  • Grapefruit
  • Lemons
  • Limes
  • Oranges 
  • Satsumas
  • Watermelon
BEWARE: bananas emit a gas that ripens other fruits more quickly. We recommend you store bananas away from other fruit to ensure the other fruits stay fresher for longer. Unless you need them to ripen other fruits, in which case, put the bananas in a bag with the unripe fruit, and leave them to do their thing! Bananas will also ripen themselves quicker if kept in a bag.

How do you store your fruit? Let us know @office_fruit!

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