Storage and Care

By: Alissa Coyle

Storing Fruits

*Fruit spoils rapidly- use quickly!

*Refrigeration slows down spoilage

*Buy just what you need

*Don't wash fruit until ready to be used

*To ripen fruits faster, store in brown paper bag

*Canned fruits can be stored anywhere

*Frozen fruits can be stored in the freezer in plastic baggies

Storing Vegetables

*Keep most vegetables in refrigerator for a few days

*Place most vegetables in plastic bags or containers

*Store potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions in a cool, dark place

*Refrigerating potatoes, sweet potatoes, and onions can cause mold or decay

*Don't wash vegetables until ready to use

*Canned vegetables can be stored anywhere

*Frozen vegetables can be stored in the freezer

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