Food & Drink Health How To

The best ways to store your fruit and veggies

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Written by Tim Barnes-Clay

Wondering if the fridge or pantry is better for certain foods? Our simple storage guide will sort you out in no time.

With countless fruit and vegetables it can be hard to know which place is best to keep them from going bad quickly. Follow our quick guide for some pointers…


Contrary to popular opinion, not everything you put in the fridge will last longer. Most varieties of fruit will typically do better in cool and dry environments. Try storing your fruit in open air containers, for example Veggio food storage bags. We also recommend not washing fruit until you are ready to eat it.

Washing ahead of time and leaving fruit wet can lead to fruit going bad quicker. Keeping fruit in room temperature conditions will also help keep your produce better for longer. Other tips for extending a fruit’s freshness include separating bananas if they are in a bunch and keeping peaches in a brown paper bag. Lastly, if you’ve got little ones we love the Silicone Self Feeder from OXO. You can put whatever fruits you like and let your little one go! This is also great for frozen foods and teething toddlers.


Vegetables can be a little bit trickier. Most vegetables will do just fine being kept at room temperatures and an open-air containers. However, there are a few special types that you’ll want to give some extra attention.

Veggies such as celery, green beans and broccoli will do great when wrapped in a damp cloth and stored in the fridge. While potatoes are better stored in cool, dark and dry places. Onions also enjoy this type of environment.

If you’re looking for a full list of how to best to store your fruit and veg, check this one out here. And now that you know a little more it, why not introduce even more fruits and vegetables into your family’s diet. Let your kids store the food away, too, as this could also help encourage them to make healthier eating choices.