Some fruits will continue to ripe after picked. Ripen these fruits at room temperature. Once they are ripe, refrigerate. To speed up the ripening of these fruits, put them in a ripening bowl or in a loosely closed brown paper bag at room temperature.
Other fruits should be purchased ripe. Store them in the refrigerator after purchase for best quality.
|Fruits that will Continue to Ripen||Fruits You Should Purchase Ripe|
Once fruits and vegetables are cut, chopped, or cooked, they should be refrigerated in covered containers or frozen in plastic freezer containers. Avoid leaving cut, peeled and cooked fruit and vegetables at room temperature for more than two hours.
How do I select fresh fruit at the grocery store?, Produce for Better Health Foundation
How should I store cut fruits and vegetables? United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
This article was originally written by Alice Henneman. It was reviewed and updated in 2022.