There are many different types of citrus fruit that Prime Fresh Handling is knowledgeable on shipping and handling. Below are some common questions that we answered for our customers and clients. Also, check out our blog for more information and the latest news!
How to Keep Citrus Fresh?
- To keep fruit fresh for over a week, keep it in a crisping drawer of the fridge.
- Avoid using plastic bags when storing fruits. Moisture can get trapped and promote mold growth.
- Take the fruit out of the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes before eating to allow the fruit to warm up. Doing this will make it sweeter and the skin easier to peel.
- Keep ripe and unripe fruits separate. This will keep the unripe fruit from ripening too quickly.
How to Store Citrus Fruit?
- To properly refrigerate citrus, the fruit should be stored in a mesh bag, allowing airflow. This step will slow down the growth of mold, lesions, and softened rind. Different fruits may require different storage solutions.
- For fruits like oranges and grapefruits that often get consumed within a week, placing them on the counter at room temperature will keep them sufficient. Depending on the climate you live in will determine the number of days that fruit will remain safe to eat.
Whether you put them in the fridge or on the countertop, the fruit should be kept dry.
What Are the Citrus Fruits?
There are different variations of each of these fruits. You might be surprised to learn that there are hundreds of them. For oranges, there are bitter or sweet types. There are also mixes of some fruits like the Meyer Lemon (a mix of lemons and mandarin oranges). Grapefruits are also available in white, pink, and red flesh colors.