Smart Storage

Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

Help your food stay fresher, taste better and last longer by storing it in the right place.

INSIDE THE FRIDGE:
  • Apples, berries and cherries
  • Grapes, kiwi and all citrus fruit
  • Almost all fruit, vegetables and herbs
Example of produce to be stored in the fridge, kiwi, strawberry, eggplant, broccoli, oranges, apple,
ON THE COUNTER OR TABLE:
  • Bananas
  • Basil
  • Winter squash
  • Once cut, store produce in the fridge
Example of produce to be stored on the counter, banana, basil and winter squash
ONCE RIPE, STORE IN THE FRIDGE:
  • Melons, nectarines, apricots, peaches, pears and plums
  • Avocados and tomatoes
Example of produce to be stored on the counter then when ripe in the fridge, tomatoes, peaches and a
IN A COOL, DARK PLACE, LIKE A CUPBOARD
  • Mangoes, papayas and pineapples
  • Potatoes, onions and garlic
Example of produce to be stored in a cool dark place, mango, onion, potatos and garlic

More tips to prevent food waste at www.EatSmartWasteLess.com

Fruit and Vegetable Storage Guide - PDF

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