Storing fresh produce

Storing fresh produce

How to store fruit and vegetables for maximum nutrition.


  • Store in a cool, dark place.
  • Use within several weeks.
  • Avoid refrigerating or storing in plastic bags.
  • Do not store next to ginger as ginger dehydrates garlic.


  • Refrigerate in a paper bag for up to one week.


  • Wash with water, then refrigerate in a plastic bag for three to five days.


  • Store unripe kiwifruit at room temperature.
  • Once ripe, refrigerate in a plastic bag for up to four weeks.
  • Use gold kiwifruit within two weeks of ripening.


  • Refrigerate apples older than seven days.
  • Place in plastic bag away from foods with a strong odour.
  • Use within three weeks.


  • Refrigerate unwrapped for up to two weeks.
Author: HFG shopping

Healthy Food Guide

First published: Apr 2017

2017-05-03 13:55:30

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