View Full Version : How do you keep dried fruits?
02-09-2006, 10:08 PM
I love Calamyra figs, and I've been buying the organic Turkish figs,, keeping them at room temperature in plastic bags. After a week I found small white maggots in the figs. EEuwww. At the healthfood store they keep them at room temperature. Keep them in the fridge??
02-10-2006, 12:51 AM
I keep my dried fruits vacuum sealed in glass containers. Because they are dried and they are no longer producing ethylene gas, they can be vacuum sealed.
02-10-2006, 06:50 AM
Wrap and Freeze.
02-10-2006, 10:20 AM
Thank you for the suggestions. Samuel, how do you vacuum seal glass jars?
02-10-2006, 10:21 AM
Rawfigure, do they taste the same after they are thawed? Thanks,
02-10-2006, 12:27 PM
If I am going to be consuming the dried fruits within the next few weeks then I will just keep them ziploced or in a glass jar in the fridge. If you are using a bag try to get most of the air out. If I bought a huge amount in bulk or something and I was only going to use them in blended recipes later on then I would freeze. Hope this helps you out.
02-10-2006, 05:11 PM
I use the FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System to vacuum seal glass jars with the jar sealer adapter.
02-11-2006, 12:47 AM
Thank you for the further information. I love dried fruits and I like to make the best of them. Consumed three Medijool dates (the best) and a handful of dried apricots today. What a treat!!
02-11-2006, 04:08 PM
I keep mine in bags within sealed tupperware in a dark drawer...I don't like how the refrigerator hardens them and dehydrates them further...I figure they're ok as I've not found bugs or anything yet and I generally buy in smaller quanitities...is it bad to keep them in this manner?
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