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What humidity should I set my vegetable drawer?

What humidity should I set my vegetable drawer?

Use the Humidity Zones Wisely As a general rule of thumb, use the low-humidity setting for anything that rots easily. That means apples, pears, avocados, melons or stone fruits. The high-humidity drawer is great for anything that wilts—think thin-skinned vegetables like asparagus or leafy vegetables like greens.

What should the humidity be in a vegetable refrigerator?

Vegetables needing high relative humidity between 85 percent and 95 percent include asparagus, beets, broccoli and cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, celery, beans, peas, radishes, corn and turnips.

What should the humidity be for fruits and vegetables?

However, most fruits and vegetables don’t like this environment. Produce like it cold and moist (32-40 degrees Fahrenheit and 95 percent relative humidity) which is the most challenging to create. This is where refrigerator crispers can help. Most crisper drawers have an adjustable high-to-low setting.

What humidity do vegetables need?

The ideal relative humidity for the majority of fruits and vegetables is 90-95 percent; however, root crops, like onions and garlic, will be damaged and decay more quickly at high humidity and should be stored at 65-75 percent relative humidity, if possible.

Do carrots go in high or low humidity?

The crispers in your fridge are designed to store fruit and vegetables – the closed drawers keep in some humidity, which keeps some items fresh for longer….It’s all about ‘ethylene’

Fruits and vegetables Ideal humidity Ideal temperature (°C)
Carrot High 0
Cauliflower High 0
Celery High 0
Cherry High 0

Do tomatoes need high or low humidity?

High Humidity – store leafy vegetables such as spinach, lettuce and thin-skinned fruits and vegetables like strawberries, raspberries, and grapes. Low Humidity – store thicker-skinned fruits and vegetables like onions, peppers, and tomatoes.

Do you store tomatoes in high or low humidity?