There is an English saying, ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away, to show how nutritious an apple is. That is, if you eat an apple every day, you will not need to go to the doctor. The habit of eating at least 1 apple every day will keep you safe from various diseases. That’s probably why many people keep apples in a basket on the dining table because they remember to eat them regularly because they are in front of their eyes.
But it is more convenient to keep apples in the refrigerator instead of keeping them at room temperature. According to a report in the Daily Mail, apples are good for about a week at room temperature. But apples stay fresh for one to two months if kept in the refrigerator. As apples rot quickly at room temperature, they are wasted.
Where to store apples in the refrigerator: To keep apples good for a long time, keep them in the general part of the refrigerator instead of in the freezer (deep freeze). According to a Food and Wine report, apples can be kept in the refrigerator at normal temperatures, i.e. 31 to 35 degrees Fahrenheit. And the best place to keep apples in the fridge is the vegetable drawer.
However, there is one important thing to keep in mind when storing apples in the vegetable drawer. Apples should not be kept together with any other vegetables or fruits. Apples emit ethylene gas. As a result, if apples are kept with other fruits and vegetables, they may quickly shrivel or rot due to this gas.
Apples that last longer: If you don’t plan to eat all the apples you buy in a few days, consider choosing apples that have a longer shelf life at the time of purchase. Food and Wine report that smaller apples and thicker-skinned apples last longer. Also, sour apples can be stored longer than sweet apples.