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Vegetable/Fruit How to Select How to Store Nutritional Value
Banana Select bananas with slight green on stem and tip. No bruises! Store unripe bananas at room temperature and ripe ones in refrigerator for up to 2 weeks. Fiber and Vitamin C
Mango Select firm mangoes with sweet smell. Store mangoes at room temperature for 1 or 2 days. Refrigerate peeled as well as cut mangoes. Vitamin A and Vitamin C
Guava Choose unblemished guavas Refrigerate ripe guavas and can be used within 4 days Potassium, Vitamin A and Vitamin C
Sapodilla Select sapodillas with no cracks, bruises or wrinkles Unripe sapodillas can be kept at room temperature for up to 10 days and ripe ones can be refrigerated for up to one week Fiber and Vitamin C
Papaya Choose papaya with yellow streaks and no blemishes Store papayas at room temperature for 2 to 3 days Potassium, Folate, Vitamin A and C
Coconut Pick coconuts that are heavy and without soft or moldy spots on the eyes. Shake the coconut to hear the liquid inside the coconut Unopened coconuts can come up to 2 months at room temperature. If opened, refrigerate it in a plastic bag for up to one week Cholesterol free and rich in Fiber
Onion Select onions with bright, smooth outer skins Store in a ventilated place for use within 4 weeks. Store the cut onions in an air-tight container and refrigerate them for use within 2 to 3 days. Cholesterol free and high in Vitamin C and fiber
Tomato Pick tomatoes with bright, shiny skins and firm flesh Store the ripe tomatoes at room temperature for use within a week. To savour the best taste, do not refrigerate them. Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Potassium
Lady Finger/Okra Select brightly coloured firm pods Refrigerate lady finger for up to 3 days Vitamin C, Folate, Magnesium and Fiber
Garlic Pick firm, dry and plump garlic Store it in a cool, dark place Fat free, Sodium Free and Cholesterol Free
Ginger Choose ginger which as firm roots with smooth skin Store it in the refrigerator for 2 to 3 weeks Vitamin C, Magnesium and Potassium
Lemon Select lemons with thin, smooth skin Store it in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks Vitamin C and Cholesterol Free

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