To Fridge or Not To Fridge...

by Paul Choe

To Fridge or Not To Fridge...

It’s easy to buy a load of fruits and vegetables; I mean, look at our Peko Produce boxes for crying out loud! They’re filled with over 10 pounds of fresh produce! The more daunting task after a grocery trip or Peko order is how to properly store produce to maximize its life. While some fruits and vegetables require some extra TLC, we have compiled a list of items that live better in and out of the fridge.

 

A Few Tips:

  • Fruits and vegetables shouldn’t really be stored together in the same tight space. It’s best to keep things separated!
  • Try not to shove everything into a tight space. Veggies need air flow and punctures in the bags they come in! Little Space = Quicker Spoil.

 

For the Fridge:

Most citrus fruits and other perishable vegetables need refrigeration! The main fruits and vegetables that do MUCH better in the fridge include:

  • Peaches
  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Lemons, Limes, Oranges
  • Sliced Fruit
  • Broccoli
  • Cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrots
  • Berries
  • Grapes
  • Celery
  • Chopped Vegetables

 

And for the countertop, some fruits and vegetables do better outside of the fridge. Some fruits and vegetables include:

  • Garlic
  • Potatoes and Sweet Potato
  • Avocado
  • Bananas
  • Eggplant
  • Pumpkin
  • Some Tomatoes (Like ones you purchased at room temperature)
  • And Mangoes

 

There’s many more to list but we simply cannot list everything! Take your time to research additional produce items online! You can also refer to this list after ordering your Peko Produce Boxes!

 

Sources:

Purdue EDU