Storing Fruit

Fruit is a terrific snack, but how do you know what goes in the refrigerator and what stays on the counter? Watch how easy storing fruit can be.

Loading the player...

When the Farmers Market is in full swing, it's the perfect time to load up tons of healthy and fresh fruit. However, you might have some questions on how you go about storing fruit, depending on what you buy.

Tropical fruits like avocados, pineapples and mangoes are picked when they are not yet ripe, so they are two fruits you will not want to put in the refrigerator. Keep them out on the counter to help continue in the ripening process.

For fruits like strawberries (or any other berry) and grapes, you will want to put them in the refrigerator. However, be sure to wash them right before you serve them (not before you put them in the fridge). When these fruits get wet, they break down and begin to get moldy, so they will last longer if you hold off on washing them.

For fruits like melon or pomegranates, you can store those on the counter for a few weeks. However, once you cut them, they must be wrapped in an airtight container and refrigerated. Now that you know the secret to storing fruit, it's time to go shopping!