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What produce should be refrigerated?
Last Updated: 24th March, 2020
- Leave refrigerated produce unwashed in its original packaging or wrapped loosely in a plastic bag. (Exceptions, such as mushrooms and herbs, are noted below.)
- Beets. Refrigerator: 3 weeks.
- Carrots. Refrigerator: 2 weeks.
- Eggplant. Refrigerator: 5 days.
- Potatoes, new and fingerling.
- Squash, summer.
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In respect to this, what produce should not be refrigerated?
- Melon. Keep whole melons like watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew on the counter for best flavor.
- Allison Herreid. Potatoes.
- Andriy Titov. Honey.
- Coffee. Humidity in the fridge can cause a buildup of watery condensation, which is no good for the flavor of ground or whole bean coffee.
- Hot Sauce.
Likewise, what vegetables can you keep out of the fridge? 9 fruits and vegetables that don't like the fridge
- Tomatoes. Putting a tomato in the refrigerator is sentencing it to a sad future in which it loses its beautiful flavor.
- Cucumbers, eggplants, peppers.
- Onions, shallots, garlic.
- Potatoes, sweet potatoes.
- Summer fruits.
- Winter squashes.
- Some melons.
Accordingly, what fruits and vegetables should be refrigerated?
For fruits: Non-cherry stone fruits, avocados, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, apples, and pears will continue to ripen if left sitting out on a countertop, while items like bell peppers, grapes, all citrus, and berries will only deteriorate and should be refrigerated.
How do you store produce in the fridge?
Most vegetables, like carrots, potatoes, broccoli, cabbage and celery should be stored in a plastic bag or container in the crisper of your fridge. Mushrooms are best stored in a paper bag. Vegetables should be stored in a different part of the fridge than fruit. This will prevent them from ripening too fast.