If some people go to the market, they buy a lot of vegetables and fruits as if they will not find them again. So far so good but they don’t keep for more than two or three days. Slowly discolouration and decomposition take place. We throw more in the trash than we eat. Do this if you want the fruits to be stored for a long time without changing color.
Fresh fruits for storage Take a paper towel or a normal towel and wipe them clean. Make sure it is dry and not wet. Only then will they be discolored and rotted. It is better to wrap fruits in cling film or paper bag to store them. They increase the shelf life of fruits. Cut fruits also change color due to refrigeration. To prevent this from happening, store in an airtight container. It retains moisture. Prevents pollution. Cut fruits should be frozen to prevent enzymatic activity. Apple fruit will turn brown after cutting. Fresh lemon juice can be added to the cut fruits so that they do not change color. Or you can use ascorbic acid. These help in keeping the fruit fresh.
How to store
Most fruits should be stored at room temperature, not in the fridge. Keep away from heat and sunlight. Some fruits are best refrigerated. Berries, grapes, citrus fruits should be kept in the refrigerator to prolong their freshness. Store in an airtight container or plastic bag to keep out moisture.
Freezing fruits before they turn brown can do Fruits can be sliced and placed on a baking sheet and frozen. Then put them in a freezer bag. Frozen fruits can be used in smoothies and baking.
Should be stored separately
It is not a good habit to store all the fruits in one cover. Fruits should be kept in separate bags or containers to avoid contamination caused by ethylene gas. Some fruits naturally contain ethylene gas. They spread to others. Apples, bananas, and avocados emit ethylene gas. That’s why they should be stored separately to prevent them from rotting quickly.
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