This article is contributed by Shangrong Soh, COO of Supplycart.
There is nothing more disheartening than receiving your fruits to find it ripen the very next day and finding yourself shoving fruits down to your colleague’s throat for the fear of throwing the fruits away.
Worry not, we are here to teach you how to keep office fruit fresher for longer with the following tips:
- Buy only what you need and plan your consumption, if that’s not possible, order your office fruits more frequently instead.
- Keep fruits in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight because heat fasten the ripening process of the fruit. In the same context, you can ripen your banana, mango, papaya quicker by placing it directly under the sunlight…but of course not the afternoon sun.
- DO NOT wash your berries until you are ready to consume them. Moisture is a big reason why fruit gets spoilt fast because wetness encourages mold growth. A smart way to prevent wetness is by storing your berries with paper towel. It will absorb any excess moisture and therefore preserving your fruits longer.
- Fruits in general releases a ripening agent called ethylene as they ripen. Separate fruits that are sensitive to ethylene like Avocado, Apple and Kiwi away from fruits like Banana, Cantaloupes, Mangoes, Papaya, Pears etc. If you place them together, it will only accelerate the ripening process.
- If you don’t like your fruits bruised, place it in proper basket. The idea is to prevent fruits from rolling around the table and knocking on each other which in turn causes fruit to taste bad.
- If ever you have ripen fruits, move them to the fridge. This will not only preserve them fresher but it definitely taste better cold.
Perhaps, the best and simplest way to keep fruit fresh is to just eat it while it is FRESH!