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A-Z Storage Guide

The best ways to store your food to keep it fresher for longer


Milk is sensitive to temperature fluctuations so it needs to be kept in the fridge at all times. Try to avoid storing it in your fridge door.

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Nuts and seeds

Nuts and seeds have a shorter shelf life than you might think as they contain unsaturated fat, type of oil, which makes them highly prone to going rancid. Storing your…

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Onions should be stored in a cool, dry, dark place away from potatoes.

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Store oranges loose in the fridge. Put them in your fruit bowl before eating so they can come to room temperature.

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Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place, like a cupboard. They should be stored away from onions, as they both release moisture which causes them to…

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The best way to store cut pumpkin is to wrap it tightly in cling wrap and place it in the fridge.  It doesn’t matter if you leave the seeds in…

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Store uncooked rice in a sealed container in your pantry. Store cooked rice in the fridge and eat within a few days, or freeze it and eat it within a…

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Stone fruit

If your stone fruit is ripe, store them in the fridge to make them last longer. If they need to ripen, keep them at room temperature.


Refrigerate sweetcorn in its husk to keep it fresher for longer.


Store tomatoes at room temperature – refrigerating them affects their texture and flavour. If they have gone soft, use them for cooking.

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Store yoghurt in it’s original container in the fridge. If your yoghurt has gone watery, stir it to thicken it.

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