Where to Store Fruits and Vegetables

Optimize the Freshness of Your Produce by Storing It Right

Without getting too technical about exact temperatures — or the ripening gas known as ethylene — here's a simple chart that lays out where to store your most common produce, whether at room temperature, on a refrigerator shelf, or in the crisper (the coldest fridge drawer).

I've certainly been guilty of not storing my fruits and veggies in the right place, which can lead to wilted leaves and floppy carrots. That's no good! Keep reading to take a look at the chart.

PRODUCE
WHERE TO STORE
Apples Coldest fridge drawer
Avocados Fridge shelf or room temperature
Blueberries Coldest fridge drawer
Broccoli Coldest fridge drawer
Carrots Coldest fridge drawer
Celery Coldest fridge drawer
Cucumber Fridge shelf
Garlic Fridge shelf or room temperature
Ginger Fridge shelf
Grapefruit Fridge shelf
Kale Coldest fridge drawer
Lemons Fridge shelf
Onions Coldest fridge drawer
Oranges Fridge shelf
Parsley Coldest fridge drawer
Strawberries Coldest fridge drawer
Tomatoes Room temperature

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