Avocado storage tips: Leave them on the counter until ripe, then refrigerate if not using soon. A firm avocado can ripen in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, while a ripe one can last for 1 week.
Avoid storing tomatoes in the fridge as the cold temperature causes deterioration, resulting in a mealy and mushy tomato; instead, leave them on the counter until you’re ready to eat.
Apples should not be stored in a bowl with other fruits as the ethylene gas they release speeds up the ripening process. Instead, store them on the counter for a few days or in the crisper drawer of the fridge for up to a month.
Proper potato storage involves avoiding temperatures below 50°F and storing them in a cool, dark room or cabinet with holes in the bag to let them breathe; sprouted parts can be cut off before cooking.
Storing onions in the fridge is not ideal as they are susceptible to moisture and light. Instead, store them in a cool, dark place like a pantry or cabinet for up to a month.
To prevent the natural oils in nuts from turning rancid and ruining their flavor, store them in an airtight container or sealable bag in the fridge or freezer after opening, as they can last for several months.
Whole Wheat Flour
Whole wheat flour should be stored in an airtight container in the freezer or fridge to optimize freshness due to its susceptibility to rancidity.
Store coffee beans in an opaque, air-tight container at room temperature in a cool, dark place to maintain flavor; avoid storing in the fridge or freezer.
Store brown sugar in an air-tight container in a cool, dark place to prevent it from hardening, or use a Brown Sugar Bear to retain moisture for several months.