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food in refrigerator

Storing Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for Better Taste

Fruits and Vegetables that can be Stored in the Refrigerator

Many fruits and vegetables should be stored only at room temperatures because refrigerator temperatures damage them or prevent them from ripening to good flavor and texture.  For example, when stored in the refrigerator, bananas develop black skin and do not gain good sweetness, and sweet potatoes take on off-flavors and a hard core when cooked after being refrigerated.

The following fruits and vegetables can be store in the refrigerator: apples, apricots, pears, blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cut fruits, figs grapes, raspberries, strawberries, artichokes, asparagus, green beans, lima beans, beets, endive, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, cut vegetables, green onions, herbs, leafy vegetables, leeks, mushrooms, peas, radishes spinach, sprouts, summer squashes, sweet corn.