How to Store Fresh Produce
Grocery bags brimming with fresh produce from the market? Avoid the temptation to put everything together in one basket when you get home. By storing fruits, vegetables and herbs properly, your finds will stay as flavorful as possible. Click through for basic storage tips and tricks that’ll keep everything in tip-top shape—and ensure nothing (including your cash) goes to waste.
Store ripe tomatoes at room temperature for up to three days. (They get mushy and lose flavor in the fridge.)
Both can be stored in paper, cloth or mesh in a cool, dark place for a month, but separately: Onions absorb moisture from the potatoes and emit ethylene gas, which speeds potatoes’ sprouting and decay.
They’ll remain crisp for up to six weeks if refrigerated in a loosely sealed plastic bag.
Refrigerate parsley, cilantro and mint in sealed plastic bags for up to a week; thyme, rosemary and chives for up to two weeks. Basil leaves can blacken in the fridge; place the stems in a glass of water, loosely cover with a plastic bag and keep on a countertop for up to a week.
Refrigerate citrus fruits for up to three weeks.
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