HOW TO STORE KIWI FRUIT TO LAST LONGER

 
How to store kiwi  fruit to last longer

How to store kiwi  fruit to last longer

Kiwifruit, or kiwi, is a tropical fruit with brown, skin and tart, sweet flesh that shines in fruit salads, smoothies and more. Although the kiwi season starts from October to May, you can make more of your kiwi stash if you know how to store and store the fruit properly. When buying kiwis, first decide whether you want ripe fruit that can be used right away, or if you prefer immature kiwis that you can store in table for a few days until you are ready to eat or cook with it.
 
If you are looking for a ripe kiwi, choose one that is brown and yellow in color, without large bruises or spots, and has a pleasant aroma. Ripe kiwis should also give a little (but not too much) when you gently press them with your fingers. For an under-ripe kiwi, choose one that is not sweet and has a firm exterior.


Now that you know what to look for when buying kiwi, keep reading to find out how to store kiwi according to your needs. 

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How to store whole kiwi

There are different ways to store whole kiwis, and the method you choose depends on the maturity of the fruit you bought at the store or delivered to your door. If you have an unripe kiwi, store it on your counter for a few days until it ripens. Just store the fruit at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, which can speed up the ripening process and prevent it from spoiling, and store it with fruits that produce ethylene gas, such as apples , avocado and tomato. Ethylene in these foods can also cause kiwifruit to rot quickly and contribute to early spoilage.

 Depending on its ripeness, kiwi can be kept on the counter for about five to seven days. To prevent the fruit from ripening enough to enjoy, check it every day to see if it is ready to eat. If you have enough kiwi, but you are not ready to eat it, store it in the refrigerator. This will slow down the aging process and buy you a few more days to enjoy this delicious treat. And again, it is important to know the foods that produce ethylene. If the best place to store produce is in a crisper, make sure that kiwis are not in apples, mangoes, tomatoes, etc. Storing this way, kiwi will stay fresh for about five to ten days.

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How to store kiwi slices
 
If you've made kiwi for a smoothie or on top of a yogurt parfait and still have a few slices left, there's no point in throwing them away. Instead, you can take these leftover slices and place them in an airtight container or plastic bag in the refrigerator. Although kiwi slices don't last long as a whole, the fruit is incredible, when stored properly, the slices should stay fresh for about two days. 

Can you freeze kiwi?
 
Yes, you can freeze kiwi completely! In fact, freezing is the best way to preserve fruit for a long time. 

Here is the best way to do it:

  •  Peel and cut the kiwi into slices of about the same size.
  •  Place the kiwi on a sheet lined with parchment baking sheet.
  • Freeze the kiwi for 2-3 hours, or until frozen, then transfer to an airtight container.
  • Return the bag full of kiwi to the freezer, where it will be best for about three months.

Just note that the texture of kiwi changes a little once cold, so these slices are used in smoothies (just throw them directly in the blender!) rather than in parfait or fruit salad.


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