This simple trick can help you keep your fruit fresh for much longer

Fruit is healthy and tasty. Most fruits are full of vitamin C, fibres and all kinds of other vitamins and minerals that are good for you. Plus, thanks to the natural sugars you derive a lot of energy from it. The best snack for when you’re feeling peckish is simply an apple, orange or another piece of delicious fruit. But it’s a pity that it goes bad so quickly… Luckily, we’ve got a handy trick that will keep your fruits fresh for much longer!

This way, fruit won’t go bad as quickly.

Fruit

The recommended daily allowance of fruit is two pieces. The trouble is, fruit spoils pretty quickly because it’s fresh food. And it’s best to keep fruit outside of the fridge since it will lose its flavour otherwise. Because of this, you’re forced to throw away fruit way more often than you want. It’s difficult to estimate how long pears and apples will stay fresh exactly. Especially with warm weather, food will spoil more quickly. You don’t want to bite into a mouldy pear and it’s also a waste of money. Luckily, we’ve got a simple trick that will help you keep fruit fresh for twice as long. And you don’t need any chemical preservatives.

Rinse

Of course, you need to rinse fruit before you eat it. But a lot of people immediately rinse the entire bowl of strawberries, blueberries or raspberries, only to eat just a couple of them. The rest goes back into the fridge still wet. Don’t do this! The moisture causes the fruit to get mouldy more quickly. Always dry your fruit before putting it in the fridge.

Apples

Did you buy a whole bunch of apples? Most apples will keep for at least a week, but you can keep them even longer than that! Wrap each apple in its own paper towel and carefully place them in the vegetable drawer of your fridge. Make sure you don’t pull open the drawer too wildly, as this will cause the apples to develop soft, brown spots and to rot eventually. If you keep your apples in the fridge, they will stay nice and fresh and won’t develop that mealy consistency.

There’s no need to let your fruit go bad after buying it. With this simple trick, it will stay fresh for much longer! All you need is vinegar, salt and water.

Vinegar

After buying fresh food, put all of it in the kitchen sink. Fill the sink almost to the edge with water and then add a cup of vinegar. The vinegar will remove the wax and other dirt that’s stuck on the peel or skin of the fruit. It’ll also prevent mould from developing and this ensures that you can keep the fruit fresh for much longer. Also add a teaspoon of salt to the water as this will kill small insects. Let the fruit soak for ten minutes and then rinse it all and carefully dry it with paper towels. The fruit will last for up to twice as long than it normally would!

Fridge

Most fruits can be kept outside of the fridge perfectly fine. They even lose their flavour when kept in the fridge! Some types of fruit aren’t suitable to be kept in the refrigerator while with others, the ripening process is slowed down when kept in the fridge. Typical ‘summer fruit’ like strawberries, raspberries and cherries are best kept in the fridge. The same goes for grapes and pre-cut fruits.

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