Fruits and Veggies - Fresh Canned Frozen

Keeping Fresh Fresh

Nobody likes bruised fruit or wilting veggies. Consider these practical tips to help keep your fresh vegetables and fruit fresher longer.

  • Leafy greens, broccoli and cauliflower should be refrigerated and used within a week.
  • Whenever possible, store your vegetables and fruit in different places in the fridge. Most fruit naturally give off a harmless gas called ethylene that cause vegetables to spoil faster.
  • Store pears, peaches, plums and tomatoes at room temperature to help them ripen faster.
  • Apples will stay fresher longer in the fridge or in a cool space than at room temperature.
  • Keep them separate! Kiwi and pineapple can cause other fruit to ripen faster so store them away from other fruit.
  • For more information on storing fresh veggies and fruit review this resource developed by the University of Guelph.

Check out our list of resources to find out more about vegetables and fruit, including shopping tips, how to read food labels, and more.

Quick Tip:

Start your day with a fruit. Include frozen berries in a smoothie or add them to cereal.