GRAND RAPIDS, Mich (WOTV) - Maranda meets up with Shari Steinbach, nutritionist from Meijer, to talk about how to store tricky foods:
Avoid brown sugar hardening by storing it in an air tight container. If brown sugar has already hardened, try softening it in the oven.
Don't store tomatoes in the fridge, it makes them mushy. Store stem side up at room temperature, avoiding direct sunlight.
If you buy peaches that you want to ripen quickly to eat within a few days, store them in a brown paper bag. Putting peaches in the fridge or storing at room temperature is also fine. Do not store any fruit in plastic grocery bags, there is no way for the fruit to breathe, making it go bad quicker.
The conclusion of the long debate about how to store coffee is over. Store in an opaque, air tight container at room temperature. There is no need to store grounds in the fridge or freezer, that actually lets some moisture in, making the coffee less fresh. If you have whole coffee beans, they will stay good in the freezer up to a month.
Apples can stay good in your fridge for up to a month. Leaving them in a bowl at room temperature is also fine. If you buy apples in bulk and choose to store them in the plastic bag, that's fine. Double check there are breathing holes so the apples won't over ripen.
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