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Here’s How to Keep Your Apples Fresher for Longer

A group of red apples on a wooden board on a counter.

Apples are one of the best fruits to enjoy in the fall. With its crisp, juicy flavor, this seasonal fruit is a great snack to enjoy throughout the day.

The next time you buy apples, store them in the fridge to keep them fresher for longer.

The fridge can help apples retain their freshness for 4-6 weeks. On the other hand, apples can only stay fresh on the counter for up to a week.

Most fruit distributors store apples in a cool, controlled environment to prevent the ripening process.

When you take your apples home, the ripening process begins. Storing them in the fridge keeps them in a similar environment to help them maintain their freshness. It’s also best to store them in the crisper drawer since that’s one of the coolest areas in your fridge.

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If you notice your apples are starting to develop brown spots or have a mushy texture, it might be time to throw them out. If you eat an expired apple, you might be ingesting mycotoxins, a type of mold that can make you very sick.

When kept fresh, apples are a healthy and delicious snack. If you like to slice your apples, you can use salt water to prevent them from turning brown.

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Kelsey Opel is a freelance writer and digital storyteller based in Austin, Texas. She enjoys writing for food, entertainment and mental health spaces. Off the clock, she loves indulging in an avocado margarita and chips and queso at her favorite Tex-Mex spot in town. Read Full Bio »
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