Store Fruit with Hands On Hemp Bags or without any bag at all!
Fruit is actually very low-maintenance to store – at least for fresh consumption. Fruits seem to preserve itself naturally better then vegetables since they are not as affected by the factors of temperature, air circulation, and moisture.
Think about it – citrus, avocados, bananas, mangos, kiwis – they all have peels on them that protect them while keeping them fresh and juicy. I like to think of their peels as their own bags made by nature.
TIPS FOR STORING YOUR FRESH FRUTS :
We store most of our fruits in the fridge because we like them cold and doing so helps most fruit last longer.
Simply place fresh fruit directly in fridge or in Hands On Hemp reusable bags and store the fruit anywhere in your refrigerator. (It’s a good idea to save the crisper drawers mostly for veggies.)
If you want to see your fruit, simply leave the hemp bag open at the top. With most fruit it is not necessary to keep moisture in the bag.
STORING FRUIT IN THE REFRIGERATOR:
Store any and all ripe fruit that you buy, in the fridge for longer lasting storage.
- Grapes and Cherries are best if washed, placed in Hands On Hemp bags and stored in the crisper drawers.
- Any opened piece of fruit should be stored in glass tupperware or face down on a little plate in the fridge. Avoid using plastic bags and containers.
- Ripe fruit that you’d like to preserve as long as possible is best stored in the fridge.
- Store all fruit that you like to eat cold, in the fridge.
- The exception is bananas – they go brown if stored in the fridge, but can be frozen if peeled first.
- Berries are one of the most delicate fruits.
- They are best eaten right off the plant, within a few days of buying/picking or frozen.
- Do NOT wash berries before storing in fridge. Wash only the amount you plan to eat at each sitting and keep the others dry and they will last a lot longer.
- If you plan to freeze berries, you can wash them all beforehand.
STORING FRUIT AT ROOM TEMPERATURE:
Store any fruit that is not yet ripe, in a bowl or directly on the counter. It is best to limit direct sunlight. Bananas need to be stored at room temperature or they get brown skins and a mealy texture.
Some fruits best stored at room temperature:
- Anything you like to look at on your counter
- Anything you’ll be eating soon
- Anything you’d like to ripen more
Transfer any fully ripened fruit you’d like to preserve for a few more days into the fridge (except bananas).
You can freeze any fruit you’d like. If it has a peel, you’ll want to peel it off, possibly cutting the fruit into pieces and then freezing them in an airtight container – ideally something non-plastic like glass tupperware or mason jars. Metal tupperware is also good.
- Frozen bananas can be blended up to make a dairy free frozen dessert.
- Buy fresh and local fruits at the farmers market to freeze for those cold winter months.
- Use the ice cube holders to freeze slices of fruit in coconut water or juice. A great summer snack!