Where to store vegetables?

Where to store vegetables?

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Do vegetables that rot regularly in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator tend to run over you? The editor tells you where to store your vegetables to keep them well.

Our advices :

- Store your vegetables in the refrigerator - Store your vegetables in the open air - Do not store all your vegetables in one basket - Store your vegetables in a dedicated space - And why not a DIY solution for storing your vegetables?

1. Store vegetables in the refrigerator

If the refrigerator is often the first place that we think of to store vegetables, it is however not suitable for all vegetables. Tomatoes, for example, have poor resistance to temperatures between 8 ° and 10 °. Result? After a short stay in the fridge, your tomatoes lose their tasty taste! You can store asparagus, eggplant, artichokes, broccoli, carrots, celery, cucumbers, mushrooms, cabbage, zucchini, endives, green beans, turnips, leeks, peppers, salads in the refrigerator provided that you: * Consume them within a week. * Do not wash them beforehand: humidity accelerates the ripening (and therefore rotting) of vegetables. To keep your vegetables (and the fridge clean) longer, a tip is to place a paper bag recovered from the shopping in the bottom of the vegetable drawers.

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2. Store your vegetables outdoors

Potatoes, avocados, pumpkins, cloves of garlic, onions, shallots, melons and squash hate the refrigerator, preferring the ambient air in the kitchen or cellar. Do you want to be onion with your tubers and other cucurbits? Store them in the open air and take care to: * Keep them away from the sun ... which tends to accelerate the germination and maturation of vegetables. * place them in a dry and dark place, without humidity. Nostalgic for old-fashioned tomatoes? Store them at room temperature! They will certainly keep shorter than in the vegetable drawer of the refrigerator but will keep intact all their taste and nutritional qualities.

3. Do not put all your fruits and vegetables in one basket

Some fruits and vegetables give off ethylene: a gas that stimulates their maturation and gives a taste of bitterness. This is particularly the case for pears, bananas and especially apples, champions all categories combined in ethylene production. To keep your vegetables longer, some associations of benefactors are therefore to be respected: * Keep your apples away from other fruits and vegetables: You will prevent your vegetable storage from turning into a compost bin… * Do not store your potatoes with your onions: Everyone takes care of their onions ... to be kept for a few more months. * Put an apple in the middle of… your potatoes (yes, yes): Ethylene prevents the potatoes from germinating and allows them to be stored longer. To avoid mixing your vegetables, a tip is to use paper bags recovered from the races to separate them. Over here the mushrooms and over there the young spinach shoots!

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4. Store your vegetables in a dedicated space

© Verandaline Nothing like a dedicated storage to store fruit and vegetables in the kitchen. Beyond the practical aspect, dedicating storage to your vegetables gives an aesthetic touch to the decor of the kitchen. Among the storage accessories suitable for vegetables:
  • Hanging baskets,
  • Wooden cases,
  • Wicker baskets,
  • Storage columns for fruits and vegetables,
  • Jute bags for potatoes and / or onions
Reserve a place for them on the work surface, on the counter or in the pantry. They will give nice touches of freshness to the decor.

5. And why not a DIY solution for storing your vegetables?

Naturally colored, textured and drawn, vegetables are plants that have everything in decoration… DIY enthusiasts will not resist the urge to take out nails, hammers and boards to reserve adequate storage for them. Some ideas of DIY in bulk to store your vegetables ... in bulk: * Divert a trolley on wheels and / or a ladder to store the vegetables. * Stack wooden crates to store all your vegetables. * Recycle pallets to create a wall pantry. * Tinkering with a vegetable dish in cases of recycled wine in drawers. * Assemble wire mesh baskets. With these 5 storage tips, your vegetables will have longer bananas…