Wonder why apples are stored in a fruit basket at the center of the dining table or kitchen counter? Well, there’s a good reason for that. The reason being, they will stay fresher in room temperature. The ideal temperature should be 30 to 35 degrees F. with 90 to 95 percent relative humidity. However, with a little wisdom applied, they may also be stored in the fridge. The vegetable crisper drawer of the refrigerator will make them last even longer. But before storing in the fridge, put them in an plastic bag with little holes. Alternatively, you can cover them with a damp paper towel to help soak up the fridge moisture. Otherwise, the refrigerator temperature and humidity will change the texture and taste of the Apple.
Oxygen is bad for herbs because they can cause them to turn brown or black. The fact that they’re classified as fresh foods doesn’t qualify them for the fridge. Herbs need to retain their moisture without being exposed to too much oxygen. In order to correctly store them, they should be put in a loose sack. If they must be put in the refrigerator, then they must be completely covered with moist paper towels. Dried herbs are best stored in an airtight container, zip-lock bag or tight jar to keep the oxygen out.