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KEEPING IT FRESH: BEST PRACTICES
FOR PRODUCE STORAGE
Brussels Sprouts: Refrigerate
for up to 10 days.
Whether you grow your own produce or buy it
locally, keeping it fresh can be a challenge. Here are some
guidelines for storage that will help you determine what to
eat when for optimal taste and nutritional value.
FRUIT AND
VEGGIE TIMELINE
Apples: Store up to 6 weeks in refrigerator.
Avocados: Once ripe, keep in refrigerator for
up to 5 days.
Bananas: Store on the counter at room temperature
and away from other fruit, which will speed
up ripening. Store in the refrigerator once ripe. The
skins will brown, but the fruit will remain fresh.
Berries: Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Blueberries
have the most longevity. All berries can be frozen
for future use.
Citrus Fruits: Store on counter for 4 to 5 days;
refrigerate for 3 to 8 weeks.
Grapes: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Melons: Refrigerate after ripe. Store for up to 5 days.
Mushrooms: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Tropical Fruits: Store for up to a week in refrigerator
or freeze for future use.
Peppers: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Asparagus: Refrigerate for up to 5 days. Wrap
cut ends in moist paper towel and store in a
breathable bag in crisper.
Broccoli: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Potatoes: Store in a cool, dark place for up
to 3 weeks.
Tomatoes: Store on countertop until ripe;
refrigerate for up to 3 days thereafter.
Corn on the Cob: Store in husks, if possible.
Consume within a few days, as sugars
turn to starch quickly.
Cucumber: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Avoid storing near apples, tomatoes
or bananas.
Green Beans and Snap Peas: Refrigerate
for up to 5 days.
Green Onion: Refrigerate for up to 2
weeks. To revive limp stalks, soak the root
ends in cold water before chopping.
Salad Greens: Refrigerate for up to a
week. Head lettuce keeps longer than the
leafy variety.
Herbs: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Carrots: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.
Cauliflower: Refrigerate for up to a week.
Celery: Refrigerate for up to 2 weeks while
submerged in water or in an open plastic bag.
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