What is the Best Way to Preserve the Freshness of a Fruit?

@Muelitz (1592)
Canada
August 7, 2008 2:50pm CST
Let us say that Christmas is just around the corner and as we all know, the prices of fruits go up during this season. So you would start buying some and stock it somewhere so you have plenty come Noche Buena or Christmas eve. Would it be enough to put it in a refrigerator or perhaps a freezer? Do you have to wrap it in individual plastic? How would you store them so that the freshness is retained the longest possible time?Just Curious, SFC
13 responses
@zeny_zion (1284)
• Philippines
11 Sep 08
i think you have to put it inside the ref. cause thats what i do to my fruits so it wont rotten easily. nice to eat cause its cold too.
@Daginar (11)
8 Aug 08
I do know that bananas ripen really quickly if you put them with other fruit.They're best kept,and last longest in a dark cupboard. Hope this helps :)
• Canada
8 Aug 08
I would put some of the food in the refrigerator and i would put some in the balcony as its a very good place for the food (i think). my balcony is always cool (nice air). so ya
• India
8 Aug 08
I think the best way to preserve your fruits will be to put it into a zip pouch and then refridgerate it. But try rubbing some preservatives on it before zipping
• India
8 Aug 08
here are a few things that keeps the fruits fresh 1 bring limited quantity of fruits that last for a max of 3 days. 2 eat fruits as soon as u cut them 3 do not keep cut fruits in the fridge. preserving fruits for too long may take away its freshness and nutrients...
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
8 Aug 08
Different fruits need to be preserved in different ways. Apples, potatoes and onions, stored in a cool, dry area last a very long time (even though the last two are technically vegetables, not fruit). Delicate fruits, like strawberries, grapes, cherries, etc. need to be preserved in jars after going through the whole preservation process with pectin. That's quite involved, too! Some fruits do well if kept frozen. Actually, strawberries, honeydew melon and canteloupe do well frozen. The problem with fruit is that, especially in an area like yours (Canada), fruits become available fresh much earlier than Christmas! You can buy fruits in grocery stores at that time, but those are shipped in from other areas of the world and the quality is not always that great. The best advice I could give you is to do a search for preserving fruit. You should be able to find a way to preserve every fruit out there. Good luck!
@roshand8 (1481)
• Sri Lanka
8 Aug 08
Freezing is the best way to preserve fruits and hold on to its natural goodness without adding preservatives.Take fresh fruits within hours of being picked and quick freeze,this will seal in all the natural goodness without loosing their taste or nutrition value.
@sweetdesign (5151)
• United States
7 Aug 08
That depends on what kind of fruit we are talking about. The only fruit I buy and give out at Christmas time is oranges and apples so I don't know other people's traditions with fruit at this time of year. Cranbrries I buy a ton of around that time of year cause it is really the only time to get them here. I just put them in my vacume seal bags and throw them in the freezer and they are fine. Peaches also freeze well but you have to take the skins off and put them in a syrup of sugar water and ascorbic acid. Apples can be dried and used for baking and just snacking. I don't know how to preserve citrus at all.
@littleowl (7157)
7 Aug 08
Hi Muelitz plastic bags aren't good to preserve fruit neither vegetables as the bag makes them sweat and they go off quicker...I put them in the fridge which I find seems to keep the fruit more fresh your friend littleowl
7 Aug 08
Hi Muelitz, I always put my fruits in a container in the freezer and it is still fresh when you defrost them and they are really nice. Tamara
• United States
7 Aug 08
The best way to preserve fruit is to freeze it simply I learned it from my grandmother when I was a kid
@checapricorn (16049)
• United States
7 Aug 08
Hi Muelitz, I have not tried that really but this is interesting..I hope we will learn from people here who have the experience, I know if it is possible, we can save a lot!
• United States
7 Aug 08
hi muelitz....the easiest way to preserve fresh fruit is to slice it and freeze it. the next best way is to can it if you want to go thru that hot job.