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Should I refrigerate my kiwi fruits?

Asked by syz (35647points) November 22nd, 2010

I have a pack if 8 kiwis and I have no idea if this is a fruit I should refrigerate (like raspberries) or if they should stay out at room temperature (like bananas). What’s the best way to store them?

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rooeytoo's avatar

I like the way kiwis taste when they are cold and they keep fresh longer if you do. So I would refrigerate. By the way if you wrap bananas in newspaper and refrigerate, they too will keep much longer. The skins turn brown but the insides are still firm and good.

WestRiverrat's avatar

I also agree with @rooeytoo.

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FutureMemory's avatar

I agree with @rooeytoo. I wouldn’t bother eating one if it wasn’t cold.

josie's avatar

If it is hard, keep it out. When you can press in the skin slightly, refrigerate.

BryBryStar's avatar

Oh yes you should!

casheroo's avatar

You don’t have to. When I purchase them, they are usually out in the bins. I do it because it’s easier to chop them up.

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wundayatta's avatar

I keep them out until they are ripe and then put them in the fridge.

marinelife's avatar

If they are ripe, refrigerate.

Jeruba's avatar

@rooeytoo, why wrap bananas? why newspaper? I have always heard that you can’t refrigerate them at all, so this is news.

rooeytoo's avatar

We grow our own bananas and you get about 3 dozen bunches all at once. So the choice is, eat bananas until they are coming out of your ears or save them! And truly if you wrap them in newspaper or put them in a brown paper bag and fold closed they will keep for quite a while. As I said, they don’t look very nice because the skin turns brown but the banana inside is still firm and sweet. Of course that is fresh off the tree bananas, I am only assuming that it is the same with ones from the grocery store. With regards to why newspaper, I know it has something to do with the gases given off by the ripening process being contained within, but I am no chemist so don’t take my word for it.

helkie's avatar

I put kiwi in the fridge because they taste better.

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