How you can Store Summer time Vegetables and fruit

 

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BEST STORAGE FOR FRUITS AND VEGGIES

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How to Store Summer Fruits. Strawberries – Avoid bruised or soft strawberries. Make sure they are smooth, shiny and even in color. To freeze them, cut off stems and spread Blueberries – Blueberries are versatile in that they can be frozen, dehydrated, made into jelly and canned.

Look for berries. Stone fruits, avocados, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, apples and pears continue to ripen if left sitting on a countertop, so only leave them out if you don’t mind them getting a bit more ripe. (Store them in the fridge when you’re ready to slow that process.). I love growing our own fruits and vegetables to enjoy fresh through the summer months and can for the winter months.

Sometimes our favorite fruits and veggies go bad before we ever get to enjoy them. Terra’s Kitchen is sharing the best way to store some of your favorite fruits and veggies. To.

Leave refrigerated produce unwashed in its original packaging or wrapped loosely in a plastic bag. (Exceptions, such as mushrooms and herbs, are noted below.) If your greens seem sandy or dirty—think lettuce from the farmers’ market—rinse and dry them well, then wrap them in a. अकसर गर्मी के दिनों में सब्जियां और फल जल्दी खराब हो जाते हैं. आप जब भी मार्केट (market) से फल और सब्जी लाते हैं तो उन्हें भरकर रख देते हैं. Most fruits will last about 5 days after being sliced (some vegetables a few days longer) as long as you follow a few rules: store them in an airtight container and always refrigerate cut produce. Fruits like apples, pears, bananas and avocado are not the best candidates for slicing ahead of time since they brown quickly. For vegetables: Before storing, remove ties and rubber bands and trim any leafy ends. Leave an inch to keep the vegetable from drying out.

Make sure the bag you store the veggies in has some holes punctured to allow for good air flow. Pack vegetables loosely in the refrigerator. When summer gives you heaps of fresh fruits and vegetables, freeze them and enjoy during the year. Follow these tips to get the most out of summer’s bounty.

Learn how to freeze fruits and vegetables to preserve their freshness for months to come. Summer Vegetables A to C. Apples come into season midto late-summer and are harvested into fall in most apple-growing regions.Look for different varieties from growers near you. Apricots are harvested starting in late spring in warmer areas and through early summer.The most flavorful apricots neither travel nor keep well, so look for them at farmer’s markets.

If you choose to blanch, bring a pot of salted water to a boil and toss the vegetables in for a few minutes. Scoop up with a strainer or spider, or drain them in a colander, then immediately.

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To store, wrap the rinsed and dried greens in a clean kitchen towel (or in a few paper towels), place in a plastic bag (pressing out all the excess air), and store in the vegetable crisper drawer of the refrigerator.

“The Good Housekeeping Cookbook” by Susan Westmoreland
from The Good Housekeeping Cookbook
by Susan Westmoreland
Hearst Books, 2004

Once the product is cooled to store temperature, fruit and vegetables can be transferred to a larger cool store.

“Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops” by K. P. Sudheer, V. Indira
from Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops
by K. P. Sudheer, V. Indira
New India Pub. Agency, 2007

To store cut fruit, rub generously with lemon or lime juice or white vinegar and store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

“Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking” by Nathalie Dupree, Cynthia Graubart
from Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking
by Nathalie Dupree, Cynthia Graubart
Gibbs Smith, 2012

For the juiciest, longest­lasting lemons (and any other citrus fruits), the best way to store them is to seal them in a zipper­lock bag.

“Cook's Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America?s Most Trusted Food Magazine” by Cook's Illustrated
from Cook’s Illustrated Cookbook: 2,000 Recipes from 20 Years of America?s Most Trusted Food Magazine
by Cook’s Illustrated
America’s Test Kitchen, 2011

For example, keep all dried tomatoes in a gallon jar, but inside the jar, divide them into separate storage bags, with each bag holding tomatoes dried on different days.

“Canning and Preserving For Dummies” by Amelia Jeanroy, Karen Ward
from Canning and Preserving For Dummies
by Amelia Jeanroy, Karen Ward
Wiley, 2009

Choose the right containers like glass jars, metal cans or boxes with tight-fitted lids or moisture vapour-resistant freezer cartons that make good containers for storing dried foods.

“Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions” by Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta
from Value Addition of Horticultural Crops: Recent Trends and Future Directions
by Amit Baran Sharangi, Suchand Datta
Springer India, 2015

The humidity must be high, the vegetable should be stored in the back of the refrigerator where it will receive little light when the refrigerator door is open, and the temperature should be near freezing.

“Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]: From Acacia to Zinnia” by Christopher Martin Cumo
from Encyclopedia of Cultivated Plants: From Acacia to Zinnia [3 volumes]: From Acacia to Zinnia
by Christopher Martin Cumo
ABC-CLIO, 2013

Nectarines—(similar to apricots) store in the fridge is okay if ripe, but best taken out a day or two before you plan on eating them so they soften to room temperature.

“Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too” by Beth Terry
from Plastic-Free: How I Kicked the Plastic Habit and How You Can Too
by Beth Terry
Skyhorse, 2012

To preserve vitamin C, store raw, cut fruits and vegetables in airtight containers and refrigerate.

“Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking” by Jacqueline B. Marcus
from Culinary Nutrition: The Science and Practice of Healthy Cooking
by Jacqueline B. Marcus
Elsevier Science, 2013

To store, wrap vegetables separately in damp paper towels, place in plastic bags, and refrigerate.

“Good Housekeeping Step-by-step Cookbook: More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques” by Susan Westmoreland
from Good Housekeeping Step-by-step Cookbook: More Than 1,000 Recipes, 1,800 Photographs, 500 Techniques
by Susan Westmoreland
Hearst Books, 2008

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  • Sorry, a lot of advise us not really that good. Potatoes and onions should not be stored near each other and should be kept in a cool location. The potatoes should be out of any light source. And it’s easy to keep fresh greens for a long time if kept cool and no excessive moisture. Carrots are best keep cool, slightly most and out of the light, as if they were still in the ground.

  • My Grandparents used to put charcoal in their root cellar and fridge. Old timer’s trick, the charcoal absorbs odour and excess moisture plus fruit and veggies gases.

  • no need to store onion in the fridge since the tears producer is its root, so just cut off the root quickly and throw it in the trash, than hapily cut your onion as you normally do.

  • For grapes you can put them in a covered jar of water and keep them on the stems. They should stay fresh and plump for up to 2 weeks

  • Great video. Thank you for the information.:) It may be a good idea to keep your bananas away from the rest of your fruit too, because they put out a lot of ethylene gas, which can make anything around it ripen too quickly. There are probably other fruits that you might want to isolate for the same reason. 
    What do you think about those green bags for produce? What to you think of ozone makers and small fans near produce? How do you store your greens? I get mine fresh from the organic farm, wrap the bunches with paper towels, cover the top with a bag, then put the roots or cut ends in a few inches of water to store in the fridge like flower bouquets. I have an ozone maker in the fridge, which seems to help suppress mold growth. I buy bananas in bulk. When they are ripe with freckles, I peel and freeze them in gallon size zip lock bags for use in smoothies and ice-cream. I never run out and I really like them cold. 
    I love your videos!

  • Great info. But what if you don’t have AC because the power grid is down? I know produce will age quicker and we probably wouldn’t store that much. But how would you keep it if during the summer months, no AC like before electricity? Does anyone have a link I could check out?

  • Amazon is doing a limited free trial of their AmazonFresh. They deliver fresh veggies to your door. I just did my first month and it is so easy and high quality. I thought id spread the word. haha. Here is the link for the free trial. https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=10329849011&tag=bestamazonproducts0d-20&ref_=assoc_tag_ph_1507065544167&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&linkCode=pf4&linkId=3a36848e8157edfa89dc47436c722c58

  • Please get right to it��. I’m distracted by your hands and how you keep them moving while talking. Less is more info. Then we can focus on your words. Thanks.

  • To detect food allergies just eat a very small portion of any food and wait for a few minutes after consumption and if you sneeze or the eyes get watery then there is something in that food maybe pesticides or just allergic to that particular food

  • I saw you are using a tea towel in the container instead of a paper towel and that’s something I’d like to start doing. Mind telling me what do you do to clean those towels? Thank you so much for sharing this video. It’s wonderful!

  • The Best for letuces to keep longer in the fridge store in plastic containers lined with paper towels on bottom and top! And all other veggies that get limp and rot…is wrapped in foil.

  • This was a wonderful video! Thank you so much, I appreciate all the information. Especially when you were listing wish were best to store in and out of the fridge. When it comes to squash would it be best to keep it out or store it in the fridge?

  • I don’t cook much and would like to know the difference between parleys…. sometimes a recipe asks for a certain type, but they don’t have that one at my store… any type ok?

  • The produce managers know certain tricks too. If it is not kept chilled in the produce dept, you can store it some place cool and dark in your home. Refrigeration will not be necessary. Many vegetables will keep a week longer if you store them IN THE GROWTH POSITION. This means celery, cauliflower, green onions, broccoli, baby carrots, (asparagusstood in a bit of cold water) are far less likely to over-ripen, to go slimy or develop black spots when stored in an upright position. I buy bulk packs of romaine, wash the outer 4 leaves well, rinse the core leaves by swishing them head first, through a sink full of warm water, and drain in dishrack. The cores are then wrapped with paper toweling between, the outer leaves are wrapped in loose bundles with paper towel, and used first. Either type goes into a plastic bag-either with holes, or a loosely closed top. I can only shop every 3 weeks, so having produce over the entire stretch matters to me. I do wash mushrooms-drain them dry in a dishrack, line a plastic bag with paper towel and drop them in with the top folded loosely. I have them stay quite fresh for up to 2 weeks, (often-with larger ones, there is no separation of the inside base tissue from the stem). Cellophane is actually made from wood, and is your friend cellophane packaging seems to keep essential oils in (ie: spice flavors) but maintains the right ration of water in some produce, so hang on to the bell pepper bag or the cauliflower wrapper-it is made of cellophane for a reason.

  • Carrots, Dear Lady what about them… no mention herein, are they not savable or is that a difficult proposition/conundrum/burdensome/challenging/onerous/problematic/laborious/difficile/or just a herculean task or what..?

  • Why spent half of the video talking about how the food would go bad? That’s exactly the reason I am watching this video, we all know food will go bad

  • She buys her groceries on the way home that girl shops once a week. I legit shop like once every 3weeks it saves time tbh but I’m not sure why I wouldn’t. $300ish in groceries basically last all month. (Fruits however then yeah I may buy them more sense they tend to spoil really quickly)

  • BOOOOO PLASTIC… drop plastic Martha. We’re all drowning in plastic. Use reusable bags for storage.. https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2018/voraciously/ten-fruits-and-vegetables-youre-storing-wrong/

  • Great onion tip for the fridge! For some reason you’ve inspired me to make twice baked potatoes tonight?!? Anyway, thanks Hilah!

  • Thank you so much for your helpful tips and tricks to make my produce last longer. I am just starting to grow many veggies in my back to Eden method garden and hopefully fruits next year to produce what you could call a food forest:-). Your advice will help me immensely, i am sure of it. I am now subscribed to you Chanel and look forward to going over many of your videos.

  • Actually, vegetables release ethylene gas. In fact, ethylene gas, along with moisture, cause most vegetables to deteriorate. Here are a few common vegetables that actually do release ethylene gas, asparagus, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, cucumbers, green beans, lettuce and many more. Mike ☺

  • My onions have always been in the fridge!!!! I think you should have used Something more commonly used other than kale, like lettuce!!!!! How do you store Fresh Lettuce, it’s my first garden and the next day it’s all wilted!!! I kept it in the fridge in a zip
    Lock bag. It was perfect before I put it in there, and now it’s crap!!!!! Help!!!!!!!!

  • Never ever store tomatoes in the frig they become milly and mushy so I leave mine on the counter with stem on if they have one away from other fruits

  • Again I get beautiful images but NO SOUND except for a loud music at the start of of the program. That is not the first time. Its a waste of my time. Unsubscribe me.

  • “stop off on the way home like the French ladies do”… Hate to break this to you Martha but the French pretty much invented the hypermarket and generally shop once or twice a week. French ladies these days have jobs and don’t have time to go shopping every day and prepare meals from scratch:D

  • don’t know how you find the time to do all the videos you do. I’m really glad you do though. You always give  freely the easiest and most practical advice for everyday living.Your genuine concern really comes across,  I’m sure everyone on here really appreciates that. Thanks John looking forward to more.

  • your like a kid or a cat standing in the doorway, just keep the fridge door open forever. How many people are eating out of that motel room? If its one you would be better off buying a few fruits a day, then you don’t have to throw the cactus fruit away.

  • Great tips! I especially love the tip on how to keep summer squash & cucumbers fresher longer. I never knew how to treat them when I brought them home from the store. They always went south rather quickly regardless if they were in a bag, or not in a bag. Thanks Hilah!:)

  • Never ever rinse fruits or vegetables until you are ready to use them! Do not rinse anything when you get home or they will spoil even faster. You’re not a scientist so you are very difficult to follow I will look for another video I already know this stuff anyway but it intrigued me. Elizabeth MD Ph.D food and nutrition science PhD microbiology

  • warming inside the soil and keeping it would be best fridge without electricity cost is that right warming of with hay grass and storing vegetables and fruits inside the pit, that is the earlier storage just like pot earlier made to preserve it lasted for longer years

  • I’ve kept onions in the fridge for years now, and it’s my preferred way to store them. I normally don’t store much else in the drawer with them, and the last for months. I learned the water “vase” and loose bag trick a couple years ago for cilantro and it’s been a life-changing trick.

  • Needs correcting: Ethylene gas producers next to Ethylene sensitive produce is a big no no. Veges for example include items like tomatoes, onions, peppers, lettuce… that fall into 1 or both those categories. So there’s more here that makes this is incomplete to follow, yes some is good but follow with caution. Not all veges & not all fruits necessarily should be in the same drawer or not always refrigerated. Ex apples & bananas never put together. Both fall into both categories above. Temp control is important too.

  • i only use an under counter fridge for my oat and soya milks or off i have left over so anything cooked or processed..i wont put my fruit or veg in a fridge and havent for almost two years since i found out their nutrients are depleted due to the temperature and our local shops alway put fruit n veg in their big coolers and yeah i do find my produce from these stores doesnt last ha;f as long…i use sand too to store my potatoes and carrots and i wrap my lettuce in paper towels lol good video thankyou:)

  • plastic makes food spoil quicker, putting lettuce with the core on bottom in a little bowl on counter actually keeps the lettuce fresh and will revive and wilted greens as well.

  • I recently stored an entire pineapple ��in my fridge as it was so warm and been out for 4-5 days and too lazy to prep it. ��It was in fridge for another 5!�� I almost tossed it thinking it was no good. ��Perfection! BEYOND JUICY!��Good thing I did, as it had a few small brown spots.�� My new go to when feeling lazy.��

  • My wife leaves the stem on all green leafy plants… to make them last… and stay crunchy for well over a month… is the wet a paper towel on the cut stem… works great.

  • glad to see u here hilah, always did follow u. i find if i can grow it in south fl practice succession planting and,i try to keep some on the tree/plant (alap) as long as possible, so i dont have to refrigerate them

  • Many people in this comment section have a very mistaken idea about onions. Storing them in the refrigerator causes them to turn starchy and bland. They belong in a dark, dry, COOL place. Our onions today are very little like those of old times where a hole in the ground was used for storage. Technology has worked its magic so that we get MUCH BIGGER and sweeter onions that have a limited shelf life along with the old style yellow version which is hotter and lasts longer. Still, the storage needs are NOT met in a chill chest! You’re sacrificing a huge amount of flavor that way.

    The idea of putting towels in plastic bins for greens is okay but using a 2 gallon ZipLock bag with several paper towels is far more convenient since it takes up far less space in the fridge. Plus, when you are done using those paper towels, let them dry out and they will be perfectly okay to clean up spills and messes as a second use.

  • enjoyed your video very much. thank you for the information! I mostly enjoyed seeing the little one’s head peeking every once in a while lol cute:)

  • My wife and I use a mandoline to cut our onions, vacuum seal them then freeze them, when your ready to use them for cooking we chop them up while still frozen and no more tears.

  • great ideas! i have a great big cooler that i have re-purposed plastic gallon water jugs 3/4 full of water that i’ve had frozen for at least a week to keep things cold in the cooler for a few days.

  • Why would you give a “quick little since”? Now you have wet veggies sitting in your fridge! I wash them when I”m going to eat them. Moisture is the enemy of all veggies and herbs in the fridge, When I bring herbs home, I get rid of the bands holding the wet herbs together and let them sit out long enough for the moisture to evaporate but not long enough for any wilting. then loosly I drop the herbs in a big dry bag like the semi clear bag that I used to purchase them.
    Every few days, if needed, I switch bags. I find this can add days if not weeks to the life of your herbs.

  • How to use your room as a fridge by turning your room air conditioner to full power and receive a huge electric bill what a STUPID AND FOOLISH video.

  • Great tips and advise John, thank you!:) 
    You are the person who taught me how to properly open a coconut hahah:) I am so grateful for that:)) now I am an expert at opening young coconuts:))

  • Thanks for the tips, will def. Try the parsley advice!
    I always store my potatoes in the vegetable drawer of my fridge with a tea towel underneath. Keeps them fresh much longer! Easily for three to four weeks, even more.

  • I’ve kept lettuce longer than a week, by storing in a gallon size storage bag and just wash it as I use it. I can only shop once a month. That means I don’t get to eat salad through the entire month. Most of my veggies I freeze to keep them from going bad. I wash, drain, cut up, spread it on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer for a few hours. Then place it in a gallon freezer bag, getting as much air out as possible. This method allows me to store more in one bag and take out just what I’ll use. Being single doesn’t mean I can’t buy large quantities, it’s all in the way it’s stored. I’ll freeze berries, grapes and sliced bananas too. Freezing bananas is a bit trickier. I learned the best way is line the cookie sheet with 2 layers of wax paper. Freeze an hour, turn the bananas on to the bottom sheet of wp and freeze 2 more hours. Frozen berries, bananas, grapes make a great snack. Just pop it in your mouth and it will soften up. Yummy! I have froze fresh pineapple slices, but that needs to be in separate bags.

  • My grand grand mother was storing the carrots, potatoes and other root vegetables in a clear sand wooden racks in the basement. (Europe as location).
    Thanks for the video!

  • I have a trick for potatoes put in a cardboard box I would recommend taking out of bag because they became moldy keeps potatoes a 50 pound bag of potatoes good for 1 month for family who eats a lot of potatoes. I store onions in a ice cream bucket and I put on top of my fridge. I don’t get a lot because I don’t like rotten onions so I don’t store in fridge it get jam packed and forgotten.

  • Store celery in aluminum foil. I just learned this. It lasts a very long time. Just take out a stock at a time. Store opened avocado with pit but also store with some red onion in the same container. Works better than lemon. I use 1/4 onion. I bought reusable sylicone bags to get away from using plastic bags. Use a straw to suck out air when storing lettuce to keep longer. Paper towel added helps wick mousture away too.

  • I love this! I was also taught never to store onions and potatoes in the store container…they last me at least a month if not more in a drawer but never the same drawer together that I’ve been using over the past few years!