Hungryroot 101: Storing Your Food
It’s the best part of the week: your Hungryroot delivery has arrived on your doorstep. What comes next?
Now that you’ve got all the fresh produce and top-notch food you’ll need for the week, it’s time to store it. Here are our recommendations for keeping food at its very best:
Keep it simple on the countertop.
No need to do anything fancy with your tomatoes and avocados—placing them on your counter should be just fine.
Put it in the pantry.
Got some grains, pastas, or canned goods? Those can go in the pantry, along with your potatoes, onions, and garlic. Most snacks and sweets are also happiest in the pantry (but check the label to be super sure that they don’t need to be refrigerated!).
Cool it in the fridge.
Everything else belongs in your fridge. We’re talking about the usual suspects, like proteins and dairy, as well as fresh veggies, ripe fruit, and bread and other baked goods. To stay fresh and delicious, most Hungryroot staples like our sauces and cookie doughs also need to be refrigerated. (Want to save some for later? Pop your proteins in the freezer!)
Avoid fruit and veggie frenemies.
Certain foods produce a gas called ethylene as they ripen, which can often make other nearby fresh food spoil quicker. To keep your produce from falling victim to this icky process, make sure to store these pairs separately from each other:
Apples + avocados
Tomatoes + cucumbers
Potatoes + onions
Broccoli + peppers