In the refrigerator Proper storing of fruits and vegetables keeps them healthy for a long time. Some ethylene-producing fruits ripen faster than other products, which is why they must be kept separately. Following the tips below will help reduce food waste and make your fruits and vegetables safer to eat. 

The more ripe the fruit, the higher its ethylene level. This compound spreads quickly to other fruits and vegetables, causing them to ripen more quickly and eventually ripen. Apples, pears, bananas, mangoes, plums, berries, and many other fruits release high amounts of ethylene, so they must be kept separately. For example, you can put an apple in a separate bowl and a banana in another bowl - and put it in the refrigerator.


As a rule, ethylene-producing fruits such as the ones above should not be stored next to ethylene-sensitive products such as avocados, grapes, raspberries, lemons, onions, cucumbers, etc. So try to keep these species away. 

There are fruits and vegetables that are not ethylene-sensitive: cherries, pineapple, garlic, grapes, and blueberries. So, maybe they can be kept safely together.

Another important aspect of storing fruits and vegetables is refrigerator temperature. To know where to store these items in your fridge to keep them at the ideal temperature, it's good to consider the fridge compartments. The bottom of the refrigerator is usually the coldest place, while the top shelf keeps the temperature at average. A door is warmest because it opens often and is in close contact with outside air. Some refrigerators have special zones where it is recommended for storing fruits and vegetables. Exactly Vestel's refrigerator model RM670TF3EI-WMF features a special Fresh zone for fruits and vegetables, keeping your products first for a long time. Vestel refrigerators are equipped with maxifresh technology, which prevents the release of ethylene gas. Therefore, you can freely put your favorite fruits and vegetables together. 

Article Author Vestel Georgia, 2022-09-27