How to Store Dried Fruits & Vegetables


When you grow your own fruits and vegetables, sometimes your crop yield is more than you can possibly use before the produce goes bad. Drying your fruits and vegetables allows them to have a much longer shelf life, while at the same time preserving the nutrients that make them healthy to eat. Still, if you store your dried fruits and vegetables incorrectly, you can end up with the same problem that you would have had if you hadn't dried them at all--they will go bad.

Step 1

Place like produce--as in dried apples with other dried apples and dried chili peppers with other dried chili peppers--in airtight containers.

Step 2

Label the container with what is being stored in the container and the date that it was dried, using a permanent marker.

Step 3

Place the sealed containers in a cool, dark and dry place. The dried produce will keep for three to six months.

Tips and Warnings

  • Don't store your dried fruits and vegetables near any of your appliances, as they give off heat. This includes your refrigerator.

Things You'll Need

  • Airtight containers
  • Permanent marker


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