Learn How To Keep Vegetables Fresh In Refrigerator And At Room Temperature

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Having vegetables in your regular diet is very necessary to fulfill your body’s nutrition requirement. Including veggies in your diet is easier as well, as you can prepare them easily by boiling, roasting, or cooking. But many people find it tricky and troublesome to store vegetables at home.

Shopping for veggies and groceries every day is not convenient in our daily busy schedule. Thus storing is necessary. But keeping them fresh is important too. Nothing to worry about. So here is a guide about storing vegetables in the refrigerator as well at room temperature.

Storing Vegetable At Room Temperature

Some vegetables remain fresh at room temperature. These veggies require air but should be kept away from light and heat. Choose a cool place to keep them. You can buy a food shelf to make a cool and dark place for these veggies. Remember, keeping them in light would make them germinate.

Vegetables That Can Be Stored At Room Temperature Are:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Potatoes
  • Lemon
  • Rutabagas
  • Gourd
  • Shallots
  • Acorn
  • Butternut

These items can be stored for as long as a month the shelf temperature remains below 60 F. Also, in winter they would last longer than in the summer. Therefore, buy a quantity that you can stay fresh before eating depending on the climate.

Storing Vegetables In The Refrigerator

But most vegetables are required to be stored in a refrigerator. Storing vegetables in the refrigerator (การ เก็บ ผัก ใน ตู้ เย็น, which is the term in Thai) keeps vegetables fresh and undamaged for months. But the duration varies depending on the vegetable.

Refrigerators usually have separate chambers with air vents for storing vegetables. If your refrigerator doesn’t have chambers, there are other ways like keeping them in a plastic bag and putting the refrigerator.

Let Us See How You Can Store Different Veggies In The Refrigerator:

  • Eggplant, peas, artichokes, zucchini, cucumber stay fresh for 1-2 weeks.
  • Broccoli and cauliflower can be stored for 7-10 days.
  • Carrots, turnips, beets, radishes can be tied in a plastic bag and placed in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
  • Leafy greens can be stored for around 3-5 days.
  • Use paper bags to store mushrooms for 5-7 days.
  • Squashes and beans would last for a week.

You can store each vegetable separately by wrapping them with plastic sheets or paper bags. Thus depending on the vegetable, considering storing vegetables in the refrigerator or at room temperature. Know the trick and eat fresh!