Fruit Delivery

How to store fruit at the office

Fruit storage is very important when you eat fruit at your office.  b2ap3_thumbnail_fruit_assortment1.png

Most fruit you keep refrigerated (32-36°F), storing them away from vegetables, as fruit produce ethylene, a ripening agent. 

The following you can store in the refrigerator(> 7 days) apricots, Asian pears (nashi), blackberries, blueberries, cherries, cut fruits, grapes, raspberries, strawberries.

  • Bananas: Refrigerate to slow down their ripening. Their peel continues to darken, but not their flesh.  Room temperature is usually good enough and chances are employees usually eat all the bananas first so you don’t have to worry about storage.
    • Citrus fruits (such as lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges): Citrus fruits, which don’t ripen further after they’re picked and are relatively long-storage fruits, keep for up to three weeks in the fridge.
    • Consider vegetable and fruit quality 
      Vegetable and fruit quality affects the length of storage. Quality can vary from item to item, variety to variety, and season to season. For example, a rainy growing season can cause lettuce to be brown when purchased, or become brown more quickly. Sort vegetables and fruits before storage and use bruised or soft vegetables and fruits first. Discard those showing evidence of decay. Wilted vegetables can be used to make broths, and wilted fruits can make sauces.
      You can always keep fruit at your desk for a day or two however for maximum freshness throw it in the frig.