Store Well, Waste Less
- Whole apples stored at room temperature are best quality for a few days. Apples kept in the refrigerator in a crisper drawer or open plastic bag are best quality for up to 6 weeks.
- Apples that are starting to shrivel can be used in cooking.
- Apples tend to brown after they are peeled or cut. Browning is not harmful. To keep cut apples looking fresh for a few hours, dip the cut pieces in lemon or orange juice and refrigerate in a covered container or closed plastic bag.
- Refrigerating cut apples in a container of water also keeps them white, crisp, and ready to eat.
Last updated: 07/12/17