To wash your berries before storage or not to wash your berries before storage. It can be a disputed question and is just one example of the controversies you may encounter when discussing how to maintain fruit freshness.
According to UCONN Extension, the fact of the matter is that different methods work better for different types of fruits (and vegetables too!). Certain vegetables – such as tomatoes, potatoes, onions and squash – maintain their best quality when left unrefrigerated. When it comes to washing, its best to rinse produce fresh from the garden before storage to avoid introducing potential pathogens to your kitchen. However, this does quicken the molding process so eat up fast!
For more information, check out this Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Storage Chart from UCONN Extension here.More From: University of Connecticut
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