19 Aug 2019

How to store fruit and vegetables for minimum waste

From Nine To Noon, 10:11 am on 19 August 2019
bowl of fruit

Photo: Glenda Wakeham

Food wastage in New Zealand is difficult to quantify or break down into fresh produce wastage, but a study by love food hate waste suggests only 5% of households have no avoidable food waste. Dr Jenny Ekman is a postharvest physiologist at Applied Horticultural Research in Sydney. She has done research for industry on how to maximise freshness in the produce supply line - but the principles apply for food storage at home too. Dr Ekman has useful tips on how to correctly store fresh fruit and vegetables.