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Old 07-13-2002, 11:07 AM
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Storing Fresh Produce and Herbs

Storing Fresh Produce and Herbs
by Jennifer A. Wickes
copyright 2002

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The following items cannot handle the cold temperatures of the refrigerator. They can dehydrate, pit or brown!

Avocados
Bananas
Butternut Squash
Eggplant
Pickling Cucumbers
Potatoes
Pumpkins
Sweet Potatoes
Tomatoes
Yam

DOOR OF REFRIGERATOR OR FRONT OF THE BOTTOM SHELF
The following items cannot be stored below 38 degrees F (3 C) without damaging the item. Place in the warmest spots in the refrigerator.

Artichokes (should really be eaten immediately)
Berries
Corn on the Cob (should really be eaten immediately)
Grapefruits
Lemons
Limes
Melons
Oranges
Peaches
Snap Beans

COLDEST PART OF REFRIGERATOR
The following items can be stored in the coldest part of the refrigerator without any damage to them. This is of course assuming they do not freeze.

Apples
Asparagus
Broccoli
Brussels Sprouts
Chiles
Cranberries
Cucumbers
Lettuce
Spinach

BUTTER COMPARTMENT
Store herbs in the butter compartment. Wash them, and then wrap in a papertowel, and place in a plastic bag.
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