Gallery: 6 Ways to Keep Your Fruits and Veggies Fresher for Longer

Refrigerate ripened bananas There has always been a lingering myth that says refrigerating bananas only makes them go bad faster. While a banana in the fridge may find a brown or black skin in just a few hours, what lies beyond the peel remains perfectly
 

Refrigerate ripened bananas

There has always been a lingering myth that says refrigerating bananas only makes them go bad faster. While a banana in the fridge may find a brown or black skin in just a few hours, what lies beyond the peel remains perfectly edible. The cold temperature of a fridge encourages an enzyme found in bananas (polyphenyl oxidase) to polymerise phenols in the banana skin into polyphenols, which in turn blackens the banana skins. However, the cold temperature also keeps the banana from ripening even further keeping the fruit perfect within. If you're adverse to peeling a blackened banana, try putting the ripe bananas into a plastic bag and seal the bag prior to placing it in your fridge's crisper. This little trick should keep them looking more palatable.

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6 Comments

  1. sdilwali January 11, 2015 at 1:40 am

    All information is very useful for public .By storing properly we save money as food will not be thrown away, because it is still FRESH. Also the nutritive values are saved .

    Q How do I store different types of nuts raisins dates etc?
    I would like to know how we can store Potatoes, Onions Garlick for few weeks.?
    storing fresh green Mint leaves Cilantro?
    Thank you.
    sdilwali

  2. Anirban Mookherjee July 25, 2014 at 2:56 am

    I’d heard that strawberries shudn’t be made wet or washed in water unless u r just about to eat them. It goes soft and moldy. Then how can u give it a hot bath?

  3. Patricia Young June 25, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    Save alot of money in a little time.

  4. megala April 25, 2014 at 2:24 am

    Need to update the health using veggies

  5. KahuHealani June 14, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Looks like another Excellent Resource for Health & Wellness, thank-you.

  6. Ana Lisa Alperovich March 21, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Great post! I learnt lots of new things and never heard about the ¨hot bath¨before! Gracias!

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