There are a lot of foods that we consume every day, and some of these foods can maintain freshness and quality for a very long time if we store them in a suitable way. It’s important to know how long each food lasts. For starters, foods that spoil before we eat them are a waste of money, and no one likes that. In addition, we do not always have the time to go to the market or supermarket every day, and sometimes not even every week, for new supplies.
Therefore, the next time you go shopping, you should know this chart especially if you buy fresh fruits and veggies. This chart will help you choose the right groceries and have an idea of how much time they would last. You will also know which food you should consume right away and which you can save and store for days.
Important Chart For Fresh Produce Shelf Life
At room temperature bananas can last 2-5 days. You should consume bananas when they are yellow with a few brown spots.
In the fridge, broccoli will last 7- 14 days. You should consume broccoli when the steams are firm and have a nice green color.
At room temperature, your avocados will last 4-7 days. The best time to consume avocados is when they are soft to touch.
When kept in the fridge, carrots can last 3-4 weeks. If your carrots have grayish-white patches and are limp to touch, they are usually spoiled.
In the fridge, apples last for 4-8 weeks. If they become mushy and have wrinkles, you should probably throw them away.
If you keep the blueberries in the fridge, they will last 1-2 weeks. If your blueberries develop mold and feel moist, you should toss them.
Garlic will last for 3-6 months at room temperature. Toss the garlic that looks tanned and wrinkled.
At room temperature, your onions will last 2-3 months. A good onion should feel solid and look clean.
In the fridge, the cucumbers can last 1 week. If the cucumbers have any soft spots and are wrinkled, they probably spoiled.
- Iceberg and romaine lettuce
If you keep your lettuce in the fridge it will last for 7-10 days. You should throw away the lettuce that has a rotten smell and is mushy.
Keep your oranges in the fridge and they will last 3-4 weeks. Good oranges are slightly solid and have a nice bright color.
In the fridge, the lemons can last up to 3-4 weeks. You should throw away any moldy lemons.
When kept in the fridge, strawberries can last 3-7 days. If your strawberries have mold on them, they are spoiled.
At room temperature peaches can last 1-3 days. Good peaches have nice reddish-golden color.
At room temperature, your tomatoes will last 1 week. Tomatoes that have too many soft spots are overripe.
- Whole mushrooms
In the fridge, mushrooms can last 7-10 days. You should throw away any slimy and sticky mushrooms.
In the pantry, your potatoes will last 3-5 weeks.
If you keep the watermelon at room temperature, it will last 7 to 10 days.
Keep the zucchini in the fridge and they will last for 4-5 days. If your zucchinis have a grayish color, they are overripe.
- String beans
In the fridge, the beans will be good for 3-5 days. If they are moist and lump, you should throw them away.