The groceries include:
Kiwis should also be kept in the fridge, not the fruit bowl, and will keep freshest if you store them in their original packaging away from other fruits
Apples, Avocado, Broccoli, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Cheese, Cucumber, Eggs, Herbs, Kiwi, Leek, Lemons, Lettuce, Melons, Mushrooms, Orange, Pears, Peppers, Plums Spinach Tomatoes, Watercress.
How to keep them fresher for longer, according to Wrap
Apples – Best kept in the fridge in their original packaging and not the fruit bowl
Avocado – Keep avocados fresher for longer by storing them in their original packaging in the fridge. Lemon juice helps to stop cut avocados turning brown.
Broccoli – Broccoli should be stored in the fridge in its original packaging. Freshen up broccoli by placing the stem in a jar or glass of water in the fridge.
Carrots – Carrots stay fresh and hard for even longer by keeping them in the fridge and keeping in the packaging or loosely tied in the free vegetable bag they were brought home in.
Cauliflower – Keep cauliflower fresher for longer by storing it in its original packaging in the fridge.
Many people keep their eggs outside the fridge but Wrap say they will keep fresher for longer by keeping them in the fridge in the box they come in
Celery – keep in any packaging and pop it in the fridge. It will keep for weeks.
Cheese – Hard cheese should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge or use a bag clip to seal the packaging. Blue cheese can be wrapped in tin foil.
Cucumber – keep it in its original packaging in the fridge
Eggs – best kept in the fridge in their box, you can tell if they’re fresh, by putting them in water – if they float they’re off, if they sink they’re good
Herbs – Instead of putting your fresh herbs into the salad drawer, half fill an old jar with cold water, stand the herbs in the jar and cover with a (recycled!) plastic bag held with an elastic band. Keep in the door of your fridge.
Kiwi – Store kiwis in their original packaging in the fridge, but away from other fruits.
Tomatoes are best kept chilled too and leaving them in the cupboard won’t improve their flavour, according to Wrap
Leek – Leeks are best stored in the fridge in their original packaging or alternatively inside a loosely tied plastic bag to help keep them fresher for longer.
Lemons – Keep lemons in the fridge, in a loosely tied plastic bag, for freshness. Bring to room temperature to use them.
Lettuce – Lettuce should be left in its original packaging in the fridge (if it came wrapped) and in the crisper drawer, if your fridge has one. Put lettuce leaves in a tub lined with a piece of kitchen paper to keep them fresher. Lettuce gone a bit limp? Soak individual leaves in a bowl of cold water in the fridge, they’ll soon perk up.
Melons – Melons stay fresh for up to a week longer if kept in the fridge.
Mushrooms – When buying loose mushrooms, keep them in the paper bags provided and put in the fridge for freshness. Chilled they last much longer than if kept out of the fridge.
Orange – Store oranges in the fridge. Oranges keep their freshness and quality for much longer than storing them at room temperature, and keeping them in the fridge in a loosely tied plastic bag will also help stop them shrivelling up.
Plums are another fruit that are best kept chilled in the fridge
Pears – For freshness and quality, store pears in the fridge, ideally in their original packaging or in a loosely tied plastic bag, which will also help stop them shrivelling up.
Pepper – Store them in the fridge in their original packaging. Always put cut peppers in a storage container or bag in the crisper drawer, if your fridge has one.
Plums – Keep plums fresher for longer by storing them in their original packaging in the fridge.
Tomato – Keep tomatoes fresher for longer by keeping them in their original packaging in the fridge. Supermarket tomatoes have been chilled in transportation so there is no value in keeping them out of the fridge to retain flavour, but you could always take them out of the fridge a few minutes before serving if you prefer.
Vegetables – Put old carrots or soft celery into a glass of water in the fridge to revive them.
Watercress – Try to buy watercress in bunches and keep it fresh by putting the stems in a jar of water (like a bunch of flowers) and store in the fridge.