Thursday, May 31, 2007

Weekly Produce Tips - Corn, Garlic, Grapefruit, & Grapes

Welcome to this week's Produce Tips. We hope you find some useful information today. Be sure to check back soon for some delicious recipes using some of these great ingredients and more!

Produce Item

Shelf Life

How to Store

Extra Tips


3-5 days

Store fresh corn in a loose plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator.

Eat the corn as soon as possible after purchase. The sooner you eat corn, the sweeter it will be because the sugar in the corn kernels converts to starch with age.


30 days

Store garlic in a cool, dark place.

You can store garlic in the refrigerator, however this will reduce the shelf life to 7-10 days. The longer you cook garlic, the milder it gets. Do not allow the garlic to take on any color though because it will become bitter.


14-21 days

Store in the crisper.

The heavier a grapefruit is, the juicier it will be. You should also let grapefruit sit out at room temperature for a while before serving to increase the juiciness (is that a word?)


5-7 days

Store unwashed in and open plastic bag in the coldest part of the refrigerator.

Water can promote mold growth, which grapes develop quite easily, so be sure to store them unwashed and wash just before serving.

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