It took me a really long time to understand fruits and the vegetables and the best ways to make them last longer. But believe me, it is not rocket science. The moment I understood the logic, I was a pro already!
I began with making notes and a couple of days ago, I hit one of the notebooks from my kitchen drawer. There is something so pleasantly nostalgic about reading your own notes of a few years ago!
Thought I’ll do a write up here so that in case there is something useful to you, you could pick it up from here:
Apples need to be stored on the counter. Never in the fridge. They give out ethylene gas which I suppose helps ripen up the other fruits in the same bowl.
I remember not wanting to store my apples for a long time and so used to make an apple and kiwi superfood drink that helped me clear my gut. It was so nourishing and I always felt fuller after it.
You need to store the pit in case you plan to store what is left of them. In case you have thrown the pit away accidentally by now them you can squeeze a few drops of lime juice on the cut fruit and place half an onion in the same box to prevent it from getting oxidized.
Cover the stems of the fruit to not over ripen them in the fridge. Bananas with their stems covered with a cling can last for at least a week.
Okay, the berries need to be washed only when they are to be consumed. They tend to absorb a lot of water and as a result, can fall flat on taste or even reduce their shelf life by wrinkling or rotting inside the fridge!