Some fruits need chilling, others don't

March 22, 1992|By John Tanasychuk | John Tanasychuk,Knight-Ridder News Service

It's a game played out at many homes with citrus fruits: Which fruits need to be refrigerated and which belong on the counter? It depends on whether the fruit is picked before it's fully ripe. Cooking Light magazine compiled this list:

Do refrigerate: Apples, blueberries, cherries, cranberries, grapes, pomegranates, raspberries, strawberries, tangerines.

Don't refrigerate until fully ripe: Avocados, bananas, cantaloupe, honeydew melon, mangoes, nectarines, papayas, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums.

Refrigerate on preference: Grapefruit, lemons, limes, oranges, pineapples, tangelos, watermelon.

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