Chef confirms where fruit and vegetables should be kept

  • 13 Jun - 19 Jun, 2020
  • Mag The Weekly
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Cadbury recently ended the debate once and for all about where their bars of chocolate should be kept. And now we've also been given answers on where we should be keeping our fruit and veg. Mimi Morley, a Senior Chef at HelloFresh, shared her top tips for preserving fruit and veg. She began by explaining that people often make a big mistake with their banana storage. "Placing them in a cool environment once at your preferred level of ripeness can actually help prolong the shelf life. While the skin will continue to brown, the flesh of the banana will remain the same and can extend shelf-life by one week," she says. Mimi then went on to point out that many people also make mistakes with vegetables such as carrots and potatoes – leaving them in the packaging. The food expert continued to say that despite the phrase 'cool as a cucumber' cucumbers shouldn't be kept in the fridge. Instead she recommends storing them in a cool but not too cold environment as cucumbers react badly to extremely cold conditions. She concludes: "While many believe that keeping all fruit and veg in a fridge is the best way to keep them fresh and flavoursome, it’s clear that there really is no one size fits all approach and assessments must be made on a case by case basis as well as considering one’s own taste preference."