Posted: 15/09/2014 at 09:48
I keep fruit in the fridge but just take out what I need for the day.
Since my mum's been ill again, and I researched that she should be on a fruit diet(amongst other things as well of course) I buy a box of strawberries and one of grapes she only has a little of each, and these keep the whole week in the fridge. Pears go soft in the bowl, but thats ok. Apples keep for ages. Fresh pineapple, in the fridge keeps for 2 weeks.
If I dont take it out early in the morning, it is tasteless, but leaving it for an hour or two and the sugars break down, its soft and tasty.
She doesnt like it mind, they were never brought up with fruit, lucky to get a meal!
I wouldnt think it upsets the balance of nature though, its still picked as it grows, just kept for a year.
I think we are very lucky to be able to buy all the exotic friuts and it does help the people in far off countries.