How to store kiwi fruit
If you wish to relish the juicy kiwis for a long time, then, you better learn how to store kiwi fruit properly. Kiwi fruits which are usually no more than 2 to 3 inches long, covered in a fuzzy brown coat are not only cute to look at but are also very tasty. But, that apart, the fresh and juicy lime green flesh of this amazing fruit loads in lots of vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants, which makes it a popular entry in fruit salads, desserts and drinks alike. Its Vitamin C content makes it a star fruit and its high fiber, low calorific value makes it extremely popular with diet conscious eaters. But, before you learn how to store kiwi fruit, you must also know how to pick the ripe fruits from the unripe ones. So, here we go…
Steps on how to store kiwi fruit
For storing kiwi fruit, you need paper bags and apple/pear/banana.
Picking ripe kiwis
The first and foremost task to accomplish in storing kiwi fruit is to collect the ripe fruits. The ripe kiwis feel exactly like ripe peaches. Even if you buy your kiwis firm, you can leave them on a fruit basket at room temperature. This will make them ripe in 3 to 5 days. To get the freshest and best kiwis, do your shopping within June to March.
To check if your fruits are ripe, just give them a gentle squeeze. If it gives on a slight touch, you should conclude that the fruit is ripe. If you are not sure about the ripeness of your kiwis, place them in a paper bag with a banana, pear or an apple, at room temperature. After few days, the fruits will be ripened because of the ethylene gas given out by the aforementioned fruits.
The best way to store kiwis is to refrigerate them. This way, you can have them last for 1 to 2 weeks.
Now you can store kiwi and enjoy it.
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