To get the most out of your fruit and vegetables what you choose and
how you store them is important. Overcooking also reduces the
Choose produce that is not bruised or damaged. Where possible store in a cool dark place and then ripen at room temperature.
Choose a packet where the produce doesn't feel
stuck together - it has probably been defrosted already and this will
reduce the vitamin and mineral content. Store in a freezer at below
-18°C, check the packet to see how long it can be kept.
Choose tins that are free from dents or rust.
Store in a dry cool cupboard. Once opened, empty any unused contents
into an airtight container and store in the fridge. eat within two days.
Choose packaging that is not damaged. Store out of direct sunlight in an airtight container.