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Tuesday, November 28, 2017


Apples ripen quickly at room temperature. If you plan to eat them within a day or two, they'll be fine on the counter. Otherwise, refrigerate them in a perforated plastic bag. If possible, store them in the back of the refrigerator.

Keep them cool. The ideal storage temperature is 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. If you don't have a lot of apples, the refrigerator is a good option. Place them in the crisper drawer in a plastic bag with holes in it or cover the apples with a damp paper towel. note: note: I have read where it says you shouldn’t wash produce before putting it in the refridgerator because it encourages mold or mildew, but I can’t remember the source.

  1. Keep them whole. As apple slicessoon as you cut into an apple, the flesh starts to slowly turn brown from the oxygen in the air. ...
  2. Keep them in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. Apples continue to ripen even after they are picked. ...
  3. Keep them separate from other fruits and vegetables.

from food scientist Susan Brewer: “The longevity of an apple is determined in part by its water and sugar content.  Hard winter apples (Granny Smith), which have a lower water content, last longer than summer apples.

see also: Snack Apples


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