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Fresh Fruit Hamper Home Delivery

Posted on 27th Apr 2015 @ 9:37 AM

It’s very common in every household to end up having to throw away fruits because they’ve started to look unsightly. To help you make your Banana King fresh fruit hamper delivery last longer we’ll share our experience as fresh produce suppliers with you.

Storing Your Fresh Fruit Hamper Home Delivery

fruit-basket-1.jpgDifferent types of fruit behave in different ways. Most of them will continue to ripen as they are still producing ethylene gas. Ethylene gas behaves like a hormone in fruits and this is what makes them ripen. Some fruits, like pears and apples continue to make this gas and in a rather large quantity, causing not only them but fruit that are placed close to them to continue to ripe. The old saying “One bad apple rots the whole basket" is quite true, one over ripening apple will indeed ripen all other fruit next to it until all of them go the same way.

Apples - Apples are ethylene gas producers. Apples have to be dealt with care as they will ripen other fruit close to it. They benefit from being store in the fridge and will last longer if kept there.

Avocados – Avocados continue to ripen when left at room temperature and stop in the fridge. So you can either leave them to ripen on your kitchen table and then store them in the fridge or you can put them in the fridge straightaway and then take them out before eating to let them ripen a bit more. 

Bananas – Bananas are somewhat similar to avocados. They will ripen at room temperature but contrary to popular belief will stay fresh longer in the fridge. Their skin will turn brown quicker in the fridge, but the banana itself would last longer.

Berries – Not the technical definition of berries but rather fruit ending in “berry” like blackberries, strawberries, blueberries etc. They shouldn’t be washed before storing in the fridge. The easiest way to make them last longer is to store them and wash them just before eating. Another thing you can do is freeze them and add to pies od make smoothies as you want.

Take the Advice and Eat 5 a Day

There are plenty more items that will come with your fresh fruit basket, but I’m sure you get the idea that they can all last longer if stored wisely. The other way to stop waste is to actually eat them more often, after all the advice is to eat five portions a day.