Ripe tomatoes piled together
The Right
Way To Store Tomatoes In The Fridge And Make Them Last Longer
Tomatoes are known to turn mealy when stored in the fridge for extended periods, but this can be avoided with the right container and plenty of ventilation.
Since tomatoes naturally emit ethylene gas, which can speed up ripening, proper ventilation is essential
when storing tomatoes.
Many store-bought tomatoes come in a plastic clamshell container with small ventilation holes, which is actually ideal for storing tomatoes in the fridge.
The container allows for airflow while preventing the tomatoes from drying out. If you don’t have the container, you can use a plastic or paper bag and cut slits for ventilation.
Place the tomatoes in the crisper drawer of your refrigerator to help them retain moisture, but keep them away from other fruits and vegetables that produce a lot of ethylene gas.