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

Keep tomatoes OUT of the refrigerator Tomatoes are a staple for most of us year round, but keeping them fresh in the summer can be difficult. Putting tomatoes in the fridge may seem like a sure-fire way to keep them fresher, longer, but think again. One of
 

Keep tomatoes OUT of the refrigerator

Tomatoes are a staple for most of us year round, but keeping them fresh in the summer can be difficult. Putting tomatoes in the fridge may seem like a sure-fire way to keep them fresher, longer, but think again. One of the most common food storage mistakes is keeping tomatoes in the refrigerator, when in fact keeping them in cold temperatures rids them of their flavor and transforms their texture in just a couple of days. Instead, put them in a bowl that you have lined with a paper towel with the stems at the top. The most tender part of the fruit is directly around the stem, making this part most likely to bruise, which leads to rotting. Temperature is another important factor when storing tomatoes and room temperature is preferable -- keep them away from heat sources and direct sunlight. And if you're still not consuming them as quickly as you hope, do move them around in the bowl to avoid bruising. For the less attentive, you can also purchase a special container with controlled ventilation and ridges to keep moisture away. Your tomatoes should keep for at least a week.

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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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