Fruits and vegetables storage

Vegetables and fruits that emit ethylene (ethene) must not be stored next to each other, because they spoil in a very short time. If a given fruit is already very ripe or rotten, the fruit and vegetables in its immediate vicinity also ripen quickly and may therefore rot.

Fruits that release a lot of ethylene during storage are: avocados, peaches, apricots, bananas, nectarines, figs, apples, pears, kiwi, tomatoes, mangoes, papayas, melons.

Berries (raspberries, blueberries), stone fruits (cherries), grapes, cabbage, cauliflowers, broccoli, green leafy vegetables, celery should be stored in cooling temperatures.

Tomatoes, cucumbers, zucchini, eggplants, peppers are stored outside the refrigerator. Pumpkin and root vegetables, potatoes, onions and garlic are best stored in a dry, dark and cool place outside the refrigerator.

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