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How To Properly Store Your Fresh Vegetables

by Fabian Jackson

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It can seem a little confusing sometimes trying to figure out how to keep your fresh produce at its best, so we’ve compiled a helpful guide on how to keep what, where and a few helpful tips.

How to have the freshest vegetables

This might sound obvious, but starting with the freshest produce is the most effective way to start ensuring that your vegetables will keep for as long as possible. So when you’re at the supermarket of greengrocers be selective with what you take to the checkout.

misc vegetables

It all comes down to meal planning – if you like to just do one big weekly trip to the shops, save your hardier vegetables for dinners later in the week and use your more perishable items as soon as possible. 

How to store fresh vegetables

Veg to put directly in the fridge 

  • Leafy greens – they’ll last longest if you wash them immediately then store them in a sealed bag
  • Broccoli
  • Asparagus – upright in a glass of water 
  • Beetroot
  • Mushrooms
  • Cabbage – in a sealed container
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cucumber
  • Courgettes
  • Peppers 
  • Cauliflower

What to ripen at room temperature then keep in the fridge

tomatoes

  • Tomatoes – out of the sun to ensure they ripen evenly 
  • Avocados

Vegetables that are happy in a cool, dark place

It’s important that these items have good air circulation around them and they will be fine with a moderate amount of humidity. 

potatoes

  • Root vegetables 
  • Pumpkin
  • Aubergines
  • Squash 
  • Potatoes 
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Garlic – keep away from potatoes and root vegetables
  • Onions – keep away from potatoes and root vegetables

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Fabian Jackson
by Fabian Jackson

Fabian is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants who loves writing almost as much as he loves coffee, old episodes of Escape to the Country (no judgement here), and cooking up a storm in his kitchen.

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