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Storage method: Chilled, frozen, in a bowl or where?

The milk, of course, goes in the refrigerator, but should the oranges should they be cold or cool? Help is on the rescue. On the next few pages you’ll find useful guidelines to help you navigate.

How to get the best out of your cucumber? Put it in the drawer

A cucumber is made up essentially of water. 97 percent, and that’s still just a drop. Because it bruises so easily, you can’t place pumpkins or watermelon on top of it, but you probably know that already. Cucumbers get refrigerator damage like sunken spots and translucent flesh, if they’re stored in temperatures that are too low, like for example on the shelf in the refrigerator. Place it in a cool place at 8˚C, such as the vegetable bin in the refrigerator.

The best way to store exotic vegetables: Give them a warm home

Now is time for that old rule of thumb: Fruits and vegetables grown on warm soil should be stored at warmer temperatures. And so it is with the eggplant. Chilling it can cause damage such as bronze discoloration, sunken spots and browning of the flesh.

So store eggplant in a cool place, a vegetable platter on the counter, in the pantry, on the balcony. The same holds true for pineapple, avocado, banana, pumpkin, etc.

How to store apples, plums, peaches and pears? Leave them alone

Not all fruits are sociable. Apples, plums, peaches and pears emit ethylene gas that kick starts the ripening process of all other fruit. Bananas and cucumbers are especially susceptible to ethylene. So, if you want a crisp banana in your banana split, keep it away from the other fruit. You might find a little rhyme useful to remember this: Apples, peaches, plums, and pears should not with other fruit be paired. Apples, peaches, plums, and pears should not with other fruit be paired.

How to get crisp stemmed vegetables? Put them in water

It sounds crazy to have your counter is overflowing with leek, celery, scallions and other vegetables with stalks in vases. Water helps vegetables retain water, preserving both the juice and the potency until they’re chopped and ready to use.

How to store your citrus fruits? Sour outside, sweet inside

Oranges, tangerines and clementines prefer cool surroundings, ideally between 2-5 ˚ C. Lemons and grapefruits get refrigeration damage and therefore prefer being kept at 10-15 ˚ C. Lime has a foot in both camps and prefer temperatures at 8-10 ˚C. Confused? Remember the following rule of thumb: The sweet members of the family we invite in (the refrigerator), the sour ones, we leave outside.

Guardians of vitamins: Refrigerators IonGeneration

Although not used for cooking, Gorenje refrigerators are the hub of every kitchen. They are tasked with a simple mission – make sure your favourite food is always available. But Gorenje refrigerators can do much more. They feature smart technologies to mimic the conditions similar to those found in nature, which keeps the food fresh, tasty, and full of vital nutrients for longer.

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