Ultimate Guide to Storing Produce

Ultimate Guide to Storing Produce

You made a list. You braved the grocery store and stocked your fridge. Fast forward 5 days and the story sours - your bananas have spoiled, your celery is wilted and you end up throwing out half of what you bought just 5 days earlier. 

Sound familiar? We’ve got the best food storage tips, so that never happens again.

The 3 Evils of Food Storage

There are three factors that determine the shelf-life of produce during storage: temperature, airflow, and ethylene gas. Some fruits naturally emit ethylene, which can speed up the ripening or decay of ethylene-sensitive produce. Refrigerator or not, ethylene producers need to be kept in separate camps. See our table below for details.  




Enjoy a longer lifespan for your produce with this food storage guide! Now wondering how to store leftovers? Lucky for you, we have a guide for that too. Check it out here.

For longer-lasting produce

Food Containers

Say goodbye to mom’s old takeout containers and hello to INKA’s patent-pending InvisiSeal technology. We spent 3 years designing the last set of Food Containers you’ll ever need, for both at-home food storage and meals on-the-go. Yep, microwavable and dishwasher-safe too.

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We know you don't need another reason to make overnight oats but here it is! Developed by our team member Gabby Phi, it has become a weekday breakfast essential. 


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This recipe by Lea Toubian is made unique with cardamom and is free of refined sugars. 

Ready to upgrade your foodware?

Start by upgrading those old takeout containers made of cheap, toxic plastics.