Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Storage of fruits and vegetables start with the selection of fruits and vegetables that are free of insect damage and close to maturity. Depending on the type of fruit or vegetable, they are stored in cold, moist or dry places.

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Science
Citrus Fruit
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetable Juices

Why do people use lemon juice on fruit salad to keep it from browning?

Because the citric acid or ascorbic acid in lemons keep fresh cut fruits from browning from the air they are exposed to, also known as oxidizing. Limes have the same effect. There is a commercial product called fruitfresh which can be used for a substitute. See the related link for more information. This can also be used on apples, avacadoes, potato salads and any other salad that brown due to contact with air.

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Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Refrigerators
Tomato Sauce

How long can you keep tomato sauce in the refrigerator?

Once opened, tomato-based sauces are only good for five days to a week. Don't wait for the mold to form. In many cases, you won't see the mold in the sauce after five days, but it actually could be there. Some mold produce toxins that can be harmful, so why take the risk? Mold grows in very wet environments. What promotes the mold is the high moisture content. No amount of cooking will kill the toxins. So, to be safe, you need to throw it away.

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Citrus Fruit
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Food Storage and Preservation

How long does an unripened but harvested orange last?

about a week or two maybe less

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Refrigerators

Is it safe to use an onion that has been peeled and stored in fridge?

Yes, it lasts for a couple weeks in the fridge, sealed. But you'll lose intensity/ taste.

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Fruits and Vegetables
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Soups and Stews

How long will vegetable soup last in the refrigerator?

About 5 days if home made but does freeze quite well about three months.

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Tomatoes

What are storage methods for fresh tomatoes?

Keep tomatoes at room temperature, in one layer. Every day turn them over to rest on the other side and check for soft spots or splits. Use those immediately. To chill place in the refrigerator for an hour or so, longer causes the flavor to deteriorate.

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Refrigerators
Potatoes

How long will potato salad stay fresh in the refrigerator?

Potato salad will never be as good as when it was first made. Use it within a day or two.

Depending on what you put in your potato salad will depend on how long your salad will last. If you put eggs in your salad then you have 3 days to use it up in. If you omit the eggs then you have about 5 days as long as the salad doesn't sit out and get warm since it has mayonnaise in it.

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Are thermoduric mesophiles responble for spoilage of improperly canned food?

Thermoduric mesophiles are often responsible for spoilage of improperly canned foods

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Potatoes

Can baked potatoes be frozen?

Yes you can. Bake you potatoes and here is a good recipe: Bake potatoes, then scoop out meat carefully so you don't tear the skin. Put meat in bowl and add a little butter, salt and pepper Add finely diced onions and real bacon bits Add Ranch Dressing a little at a time so the potatoe meat are still a little chunky and not too sloppy. Wrap in foil paper, then into an air tight freezer bag. These can be done in the microwave when you are ready to serve them, but they are much better done in the oven at 350 degrees. If you do them in the oven add a little cheddar cheese on top.

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Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Freezing and Drying Food

How long can you keep fruit in the freezer?

Fruits can be kept in a freezer. The issue is over what period can the quality can be maintained which is also dependent on the freshness when stored. Fruit will obviously lose its firmness but can be stored for 3-4 months with little loss in quality and be very suitable for cooking. maximum about a week's storage can be considered good enough for raw consumption taking into account the freshness and taste. beyond that it is all compromise. when you get fresh fruit round the year no point in keeping for longer time in the freezer . what say ?

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Miscellaneous
Apples
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Are moldy pears OK to eat?

Nothing that is moldy is safe to eat.

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

What is the shelf life of canned fruit cocktail?

3 to 6 months

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Biology
Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

What is the definition of food spoilage?

Food spoilage is the deterioration in the color, flavor, odor, or consistency of a food product. Food can deteriorate as a result of 2 things: the growth of microorganisms, and/or the action of enzymes

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Cooking Measurements
Dieting and Weight Loss
Alcoholic Beverages
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

How much is 2 oz?

One forth of a cup.

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Mexico
History and Origins of Foods
Mexican Food
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Guacamole

Is Yucatan guacamole sealed and not refrigerated is it still okay?

If it is still green and moisty, you will be ok; if its brownish and looks dry, you shouldn't eat it.

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Food Spoilage
Organic Foods
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Why do non organic tomatoes take longer to go bad?

This is because non-organic tomatoes are filled with additives and preservatives to increase shelf life.

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Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Mayonnaise

Is it an urban myth that onions spoil more easily than mayonnaise?

No. Commercially prepared mayonnaise is shelf stable and can last for several month in an unopened container in your cabinet. Fresh onions can't do that.

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Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

Can fresh coconut go bad?

yes in a day or two if it is left uncovered. in or out of fridge. doesn't matter.

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Health
Food Spoilage
Storage of Meats Poultry and Seafood
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

How long can you keep refrigerated baked beans?

Commercially prepared baked beans should keep for at least a week after opening, if stored in a refrigerator, in a sealed non-metallic container. I've frequently kept them for 10 days without any problems.

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Herbs Spices and Seasonings
Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Sauces and Gravies

Can you freeze pesto sauce?

yes it can I do it all the time

No need. I have some in the refirgerator I made 2 years ago and it's delicious. It WAS covered with a 1/2" of olive oil!

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Oral Health and Dental Care
Waste and Recycling
Food Spoilage
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

How long does it take for a tooth to rot in your mouth?

Lets hope you NEVER wait that long, but it depends on what is wrong with the tooth. And if you have a 'rotting' tooth, that most likely means that it is abcessed, and/or the nerve is also dead, and the purosanguinous drainage can seep into your bloodstream and cause dangerous health issues. Never ignore a tooth problem. My sister had a friend who had an infected upper molar, and he didn't do anything about it for a long time, and when he went into the oral surgeon, (well the oral surgeon extracted it without putting him on a series of anti-biotics first to clear up the infection, - there was a lawsuit, and the oral surgeon LOST - ) and it had turned gangrenous (gang green) and the optic nerve was involved, and when he came out of the anesthesia, HE WAS PERMANENTLY BLIND!!!! in other words, the infection had gone into his optic nerve, he waited so long. I guess he was letting HIS TOOTH ROT in his mouth. SO PLEASE, DON'T LET A TOOTH 'ROT' IN YOUR MOUTH, JEEZE....................THIS IS 2007, NOT 200 BC Call a dentist right away.

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Food Science
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Potatoes

Are sprouting potatoes poisonous to eat?

Potato Sprouts are toxic (poisonous) A sprout of any size can be toxic, but you'd have to eat many sprouts to get sick. Do not buy if they have sprouted or have a green tint to the skin. There is no problem with the potato; just cut off the sprouts, and it's fine for eating. The same is true for potatoes that turn a greenish hue. A potato in this condition is "light-struck" which causes a build-up of a chemical called Solanine. This is a natural reaction to the potato being exposed to too much light. The green part, if eaten in large quantity, can cause illness. If there is slight greening, cut away the green portions of the potato skin before cooking and eating.

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Bananas and Plantains

Are bananas blue?

Yes, they are under a UV light. However, there are many banana varieties, and most are yellow.

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Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Potatoes

How long do russet potatoes stay fresh and how can you best preserve them?

I have stored russet potatoes for up to a year. I glean my potatoes in early October in a field that is currently being harvested. I store them in my garage until early November. I do not wash them and check them for rot or cuts before storing them in my root cellar in the basement. The root cellar stays between 36 and 46 degrees until the end of April. I store up to 2 barrels of potatoes this way. In May I go over my potatoes again and store them in the refrigerator until September when I can pick some of the new crop. Aroostook potato farmers store tons of potatoes until mid August in refrigerated warehouses. Russet potatoes can be kept for up to a year if temperature and humidity are right.

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Fruits and Vegetables
Storage of Fruits and Vegetables
Refrigerators

How long does cut up cantaloupe stay fresh in the refrigerator?

Well, I'd say a few days...It depends on how ripe it was when you cut it up

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