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Best Ways To Store And Use Stone Fruits

Best Storage

The fridge is the best place to store stone fruits.

These fruits ripen very quickly when stored on the countertop.

Ensure your fridge is set between 0 and 4°C.

Can I Freeze It?


Cut fruits in half or into slices and freeze on a tray before transferring the frozen pieces into a freezer bag. You can also stew stone fruits to make a pie filling and freeze the filling.

If you want to remove the skin from stone fruits before freezing them, blanch the fruit and cool it in a water bath. The skins should rub off easily.

Fresher For Longer

Separate out fruit that is ripening more quickly than the rest. Don’t throw bruised fruits away – just cut off any brown parts and chop the rest into wedges for a snack or to add to smoothies.

Use It Up

Add slices of sweet stone fruit to a salad of bitter greens, salty cheese and pungent olives.

Did You Know?

Stone fruits, once canned, can last for a long time and then used as toppings or pie fillings.

You can prevent peeled stone fruits from darkening by dipping them in a 1:4 solution of lemon juice and water (i.e., one tablespoon of lemon juice in four tablespoons (or ¼ cup) of water).

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