Storing your fruits in the right place and the right way is essential. Because both these factors highly affect the lifespan of the fruits. But storing methods can be differed for each fruit due to their nature.
So, where do you store your fruits commonly?
100% Sure, almost all the people are used to putting anything you bring in the refrigerator. Isn’t it?
What would you think, is this good for any and every fruit? No, it is not. Therefore, this is time to stop these wrong practices.
So what fruits should not be stored in the refrigerator? Do you have any idea? Do not think more and more. The only thing you have to do is not store the below-listed fruits in the refrigerator.
Most probably, you may buy or pick unripe mature avocados. If you bring this type of avocado fruit, let them ripe properly. So, it is not a solution to keep them in a refrigerator. You have to keep avocado away from the refrigerator for 4 to 7 days. Also, refrigerating will cause to change the taste of the avocado.
Unripe mangoes are the common selection of most fruit lovers. Thus, they can carry easily without damage. Here, keeping them in your fridge as soon as you bring them home is not recommended.
The reason is that the coldness has the ability to slow down the ripening process of the mangoes. Therefore, keep unripe mangoes at room temperature. But once the mango is soft, you can store them in a refrigerator after putting them in a plastic bag.
Did you have any bad experiences related to the refrigerated banana? If you kept unripe bananas in the refrigerator, nothing surprises you!
Generally, a banana needs a warm temperature of around 15 to 20 Celsius or 59 to 68 Fahrenheits to ripe perfectly. When you keep bananas in your refrigerator, this ripening process will be halted. Also, you can notice that the skin of the banana becomes black. This happens due to the impact of temperature on fruit’s cell walls.
After ripening the banana well, you can keep it in the refrigerator or freezer to expand the lifetime of the fruit.
You can store the melons in the cupboard or somewhere in your home under room temperature until it cuts because melon can protect their freshness as a whole fruit.
Similarly, unripe melons also do not need to be put in the refrigerator. Because as same as other above-mentioned fruits, melons also have some warm temperature to ripen well. Consequently, storing unripe melons in your fridge is not an essential thing.
Because of these above things, you can save the space in the refrigerator and just keep them in your fruit rake or cupboard.
But once you cut melons and cannot consume them, they should be refrigerated or frozen to retain their freshness. Here do not forget to cover them well. Also, if you keep watermelons in the fridge for more than 3 days, they will lose their beautiful bright red color.
There are many citrus fruits that we love to eat and help enhance the taste of foods. Among them, oranges and lemons are able to in the top of the list. However, where do you store your citrus fruits?
Generally, storing citrus fruits in a refrigerator is not a suitable thing. Because this type of fruit prefers to ripen under ordinary room temperature, for instance, when you keep lemons in the refrigerator, you can find out that the skin of the lemons gets dried up and make them lose their sheen.
Further, citrus acids included in these fruits are affected by the cold temperature of the refrigerator. Consequently, it will cause to reduce the flavor of fruits.
Because of that, it is better to store citrus fruits in a cupboard or rake in your kitchen under room temperature.
Berries are a famous fruit worldwide. Because peoples use berries to make many more foods due to their unique taste, on the other hand, the berry is used for deco foods. It means that the shape of the berry is important as its flavor.
Simply if you store your berries in the refrigerator, they will lose their taste as well as their shape. Because to enjoy delicious fruit, allow them to ripe at room temperature.
Like other fruits, stone fruits are also one of the top places in your fruit list that your love to eat. Simply, cherry, nectarine, apricot, peach, and plum are some of the stone fruits, and it is not recommended to keep them in the refrigerator.
When you bring them as unripe fruits, let them ripen at room temperature because they do not ripen in the cold temperature of the refrigerator. Consequently, it will cause to spoil the taste of these fresh fruits.
Why do we tend to dry fruits? Generally, we preserve our fruits by drying, right? So, why do we store them in the refrigerator? Is it an effective thing?
I think you may get my point. Therefore, do not keep dry fruits in the refrigerator because we love their dryness, taste, and flavor.
However, if you keep them in your refrigerator, it can affect their delicious taste.
In addition to these fruits, you should keep the below fruits at room temperature until they ripen for 4 to 7 days. As you know, cold temperatures will slow down the ripening of these fruits too. Then you have full permission to keep them in your refrigerator.
- Apple (after-ripening, keep them in the refrigerator)
- Soursop fruit
- Passion fruits
- Asian pears
- Here, I recommend keeping the fruits mentioned above at room temperature. So, when you keep them at room temperature, you should find a place that does not expose them to direct sunlight.
- Also, you can keep the moisture by putting them into a vented plastic bowl or bag with holes in it.
- Do not use sealed bags