Keep fruits and vegetables during the summer
Summer Vegetables and summer fruit: how to store them properly?
The summer brings a wide range of fresh picked Flandria vegetables. Eye on store shelves, the strawberries and berries very tempting. But how can you preserve freshness at home as long as possible?
It is certainly not true that all fruits and vegetables during the summer, best in the refrigerator. Tomatoes and eggplant, for example, are subject to low temperatures. In the fridge they are weak and will quickly loose their crown.
In the overview we distinguish between
A refrigerator (temperature between 3 ° and 10 ° C): The groentebak and / or the top two shelves.
A cool storage (minimum of 8 ° and 10 ° C): ideal for a small ventilated basement or a ventilated dark room where the temperature is fairly constant cool.
Room temperature: from 12 ° C, but not right next to a heat source or in direct sunlight.
Strawberries: refrigerator. As soon as possible, consume!
Aubergines: room temperature. Or never together on the same shelf as tomatoes. Tomatoes are both the ethylene and thereto aubergines, courgettes and cucumbers sensitive.
Berries (currants and gooseberries): refrigerator. As soon as possible, consume!
Celery and celery green: refrigerator.
Cauliflower and broccoli: refrigerator.
Fresh spring onions and boluien: refrigerator.
Beans (all kinds): cold storage.
Blackberries: refrigerator. As soon as possible, consume!
Courgettes: cool or room temperature storage. Or never with the same shelf as tomatoes.
Raspberry: refrigerator. As soon as possible, consume!
Young Leek: refrigerator.
Cucumber: cool or room temperature storage. Or never with the same shelf as tomatoes.
Lettuce and other lettuce (lollo bionda, lollo rossa, oak leaf lettuce, romaine lettuce, batavia, lettuce, radicchio rosso, lettuce ...) refrigerator.
Peppers (all colors): cold storage.
Parsley and other herbs: jar-with-root you must keep at room temperature, cut fresh herbs should be in the fridge.
Scoop potatoes: cool storage, but not in the vicinity of citrus, onions, cheese and other dairy products. Potatoes take after their aromas. Flandria Premiere Potatoes are on sale until August 15.
Tomatoes (loose and spray): room temperature. Especially in the refrigerator!
Carrots with tops: refrigerator.