Vegetables Storage

Ever wonder how long your vegetables can last on your fridge? Or whether certain vegetables need be stored on the fridge at all?

I found a list that might be useful for the confused mommies (like me!). Hope this list can be beneficial for all of us.

  • Asparagus: trim the base first before storing in the fridge. Stand it in the water and cover it with cling wraps. It should last for 14 days.
  • Bok choy, Chaisim & Kailan: store in a paper bag or container, and use it within 2-3 days of purchase.
  • Broccoli, capsicum, eggplant & lettuce: store unwashed and as is when you purchase it from the supermarket and keep it for the next 5 days.
  • Cabbage, cucumber, zucchini & peas: store unwashed in a plastic bag and use it within the next 3 days. Frozen peas can be used much longer, for up to 6 weeks.
  • Carrots, celery & cauliflower: use before 7 days and store it in a plastic bag. As for the cauliflower store with the heads downward.
  • Garlic, onions & pumpkin: last for 2-3 months if stored in a cool, dark, well ventilated area. Once cut, it can only last for 7 days and you need to wrap it well in cling wraps or plastic before refrigerating it. So that halved pumpkin that you bought from the supermarket will only last for a week.
  • Potato & sweet potato: like the above, you need to store it in a cool, dark, well ventilated area on the fridge. Use within 7 days.
  • Spinach: cut off the roots before you place it in plastic bag for storage  in the fridge and it should be cooked within 2 days. Spinach is one of those vegetable that need to be cooked as soon as possible after purchasing it.
  • Tomato: fresh tomato usually not stored in the fridge section of the supermarket because it is best to be ripen at room temperature. Once ripe you can bag it, and store it in the fridge and use it within the next 3 days.

Vegetables are usually best to be stored on the lower section of the fridge where it’s cooler. Usually, fridge comes with drawer on the lower section so it’s easier to be used to place your vegetables and fruits.

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