A-Z Storage Guide

The best ways to store your food to keep it fresher for longer plus extra tips to make your food go further


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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Store them in the fridge. Always put capsicums and peppers that are cut open in a storage container or bag in the vegetable drawer – if your fridge has one.

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Potatoes should be stored in a cool, dry and dark place, like a cupboard or the fridge if you have room in the vegetable drawer. They should be stored away…

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

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

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