We know you love organic produce as much as we do. If you are anything like us, you are ordering weekly and have a staple set of organic produce stored. However, you might have trouble storing them and find yourself googling how best to store your organic fruits and vegetables online. Well, search no more for here are some tips that will get you pointed in the right direction.
Separate your organic produce.
You have to understand that organic fruits and vegetables do not necessarily mix well when stored together. Some fruits and vegetables emit ethylene – a gaseous hormone emitted by plants. Most fruits and vegetables spoil faster near ethylene-producing fruits and vegetables such as apricots, figs, cantaloupe, honeydew, bananas, tomatoes, avocados, nectarines, peaches, pears, and plums. If this is part of your weekly organic produce, make sure to keep them away from other fruits.
More and more people are purchasing organic produce in Hong Kong but most of them complain that organic produce does not last long. There is actually a secret to keeping them fresh. You simply do not put them in the fridge. Instead, just like in clothes, you have to practice the art of layering. In the fruit compartment, safely store apples, apricots, cantaloupe, figs, and honeydew melon.
You should, however, unlayer blackberries, blueberries, and all the other berries. This means you have to store them in single layers to keep them from rotting at contact points where moisture gathers. Also, do not wash them until you are ready to consume them. Other organic vegetables in Hong Kong and anywhere in the world is best kept in separate plastic bags inside your fridge. This includes broccoli, peas, cauliflower, carrots, peas, radishes, and corn. Green onions must also be stored cool and separate in the fridge.
Use the big old paper bag.
For organic produce such as mushrooms and okra, it is best to store them in their own space in paper bags. Paper bags can keep the freshness in and do not have to be stored in the fridge to be kept fresh. You can also try this trick with artichokes, asparagus, beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cherries, grapes, green beans, lima beans, leeks, plums, spinach, summer squash, yellow squash, and zucchini.
For the countertop.
Some fruits and veggies are better off displayed on your countertops for freshness. This includes basil, cucumbers, eggplants, garlic, ginger, grapefruit, jicama, lemons, limes, mangoes, oranges, papayas, peppers, persimmon, pineapple, pomegranates, and watermelon. Apples can be stored away from direct sunlight on countertops as well.
Squash and potatoes.
Squash, whether acorn, butternut, pumpkin, or spaghetti must be kept in a cool, dry environment. The same can be applied for potatoes and sweet potatoes. Also, keep in mind that onions and potatoes must never be near each other. The best way to keep your organic vegetables fresh is to order from the best.
This is why Magic Seasons Organic is a popular choice in Hong Kong. The reason for this is because they deliver the absolute best straight to your doorstep. You are guaranteed that you are getting the best produce that will last you as long as you need it for during the week. The best organic produce begins from the farm and with Magic Seasons Organics, you are definitely given the best.