Tips to Preserve Your Fruits & Veggies Life in the Fridge l Condura Blog

Storage tips for fruits and vegetables in season

Published on October 13, 2023 • 3 minutes read

Has this ever happened to you? You buy a bounty of your favorite seasonal fruits and vegetables and place it in your refrigerator only to find it a couple of weeks later, all wilted and rotten? We feel you, it happens to all of us. If only there was an instruction manual for every fruit and vegetable you buy that tells you how to better preserve them. There is nothing more disappointing than gearing up to snack on some grapes and finding a mushy mess.

The good news is that there is a way to avoid it! Here at Condura, we came up with these storage tips to keep your fresh produce alive and well:

1. Avoid washing before storing

The moment you bring home a bounty of produce, you’re overtaken by the urge to wash them all in one go for the sake of saving time, but that’s not always the best way to go if you want to prolong its freshness for more than a couple of days. As a matter of fact, immediate washing can create too much moisture for the produce, causing them to be more susceptible to rotting and wilting. Instead, keep your fruits and vegetables unwashed until it’s time for you to eat or use them.

2. Store fruits and vegetables whole

It may seem more efficient to cut the produce ahead of time and just store them in the fridge, but sliced fruits and vegetables tend to rot more quickly. As a matter of fact, most produce will only stay fresh within 3 to 5 days after being sliced. Extend the freshness of your produce with the Condura No Frost Top Freezer Refrigerator! A two door refrigerator that’s built with a multi-airflow cooling system that provides an even cooling distribution for longer-lasting freshness.

3. Don’t store everything together

Have you ever stored your freshly bought fruits and vegetables in the fridge only to find them wilting the next day? That’s because several fruits give off a barely detectable chemical called “Ethylene” which can fasten the ripening process of other produce. Instead, you can organize your leafy vegetables and herbs in the crisper drawer while separating other fruits and vegetables such as apples, bananas, peaches, pears, onions and tomatoes on different shelves. Never run out of space for all your produce with the Condura No Frost Inverter Side by Side Refrigerator! You can organize fruits and vegetables separately with ease as it features a bigger capacity with multiple adjustable shelves and crisper shelves.

4. Set the optimal temperature

Extending the life of your fruits and vegetables is more than just throwing all the produce in the refrigerator and hoping for the best. It’s important to know that the ideal temperature that will help keep produce fresh is within 1°C to 4°C or 33°F to 39°F. The Condura No Frost Inverter Multidoor Refrigerator can help you out with that! It features a Flexifresh Zone Storage which maximizes storage of crisper and chiller by letting you adjust the function to the needs of your food storage.

Now that you’ve learned the ins and outs of storing fruits and vegetables in your refrigerator, all that’s left to do is whip out your fresh ingredients and get to cooking a delicious recipe for your family!