FOOD STORAGE GUIDELINES

Food Storage Guide Fruit

Fruit
RIPE
 STORAGE

USE WITHIN

Apricots, mangoes, nectarines, peaches, pears, plums
Ripen at room temperature, then store in the fridge.
Store in a Multix Freezer Bag in the fridge when ripe.
2 to 3 days
Apples
Ripe when picked. 
Store in a Multix Freezer Bag in the fridge.
  Up to one month
Avocados
Ripen at room temperature, 4-7 days.
Speed up ripening process by storing in a paper bag with a banana. 
  2 days
Bananas
Ripen at room temperature.
May be stored in the fridge when ripe, skin will blacken but the flesh will remain unaffected.
  2-3 days (room temp.) 5-7 days (fridge)
Cherries, grapes
Ripe when picked.
Store in a Multix Freezer Bag in the fridge
2-3 days
Oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins
Ripe when picked.
Store at room temperature, or refrigerate in crisper to extend storage.
7 days (room temp.)
Melons, pineapples
Ripe when picked.
Store at room temperature, when cut, cover with Multix Cling and refrigerate.
2-3 days (room temp.)
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries 
Ripe when picked.
Remove from punnet and place berries in a single layer on a plate covered with a piece of kitchen towel in fridge.
2-3 days (room temp.)

Food Storage Guide Vegetable

Vegetable
 STORAGE
 USE WITHIN
Asparagus
Trim base, stand in water, cover using a Multix Freezer Bag , store in fridge.
14 days 
Beans
Store unwashed in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
4 days 
Bok Choy 
Store in a paper bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
2 days 
Broccoli 
Keep dry and store in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bagin the crisper section of the fridge. 
5 days
Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cucumber, zucchini, leek, lettuce
Store unwashed in the unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
3 days
Capsicum, eggplant, leek, lettuce 
Store unwashed in the unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
5 days
Carrots, celery 
Store unwashed in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
7 days 
 Cauliflower
Store unwashed in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge with the heads downwards. 
7 days 
Sweet corn
Store unwashed in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge.
1 day
Garlic, onions, pumpkin 
Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated area and wrap peeled and cut pieces in Multix Cling or Multix Freezer Bag and refrigerate. 
2–3 months. 7 days once cut & refrigerated 
Parsnips 
Store unwashed in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
2 weeks 
Potato, sweet potato 
Store in a cool, dark, well ventilated area. 
7 days 
Rhubarb 
Remove leaves and discard, store stalks in a Multix Freezer Bag in the fridge. 
4 days 
Spinach 
Trim off roots, store unwashd in an unsealed Multix Freezer Bag in the crisper section of the fridge. 
2 days 
Tomatoes 
Ripen at room temperature, once ripe store in a Multix Freezer Bag in the fridge. 
3 days