June plum is a delicious fruit that is found in many parts of the world. In Sri Lanka, it is famous as Ambarella. It is sold in the local and supermarkets in many countries. People who love June Plum because of its taste never want it to go bad.
Unfortunately, like other food products and fruits, June Plum also has a specific lifespan after which it expires. Keeping this thing in mind, we recommend storing it properly so that it can last for a long time. In this article, we will tell you how you can store June Plum for a long time. Moreover, we have also explained some important information about June Plum in this article briefly.
How to Store June Plum?
June Plum is mostly available in summers in large numbers. It is also used in making some medicine, and it can also cure many diseases. So, whenever there is a sale on June Plum, people buy it in large numbers, and then they cannot store them. As a result, they go bad very quickly. If you have bought too many June Plums, make sure that you store them in proper conditions to stay fresh for a long time. Some important storage guidelines are given below.
Store in a cool and dark place
June Plum is not shelf-stable fruit, but it can stay fresh at room temperature for some time. If you have a small amount of June Plums and are thinking of using them within a week, it will be best to store them in the pantry.
The cupboard of the kitchen is also a good place to store them. It can stay fresh at room temperature for a week. Make sure that you keep them away from the heat sources.
Keep it covered
After you have bought the June Plum at your home, you should clean it properly. After cleaning it, the first you should do is peel its skin. It is another good way to store it for a long time. Cut the peeled June Plum into small chunks and then spread them all over the tray and cover it with a paper towel. It will keep the June Plum fresh for a long time. Moreover, you can also transfer the chunks to an airtight container, and you can put them in the refrigerator for long-term storage.
Store in refrigerator
If you want to see your June Plums fresh for a long time, then you should store them in the fridge. The refrigerator’s cool and calm environment will help the June Plums retain their quality for a long time. You can also store the pickled June Plums in the refrigerator.
Can You Freeze June Plum?
Whenever we think about the long-term storage of a fruit or a food product, we tend to choose the first option is freezing the product. Freezing is the best choice when it comes to long-term storage. Now you may be thinking that whether you can freeze the June Plum or not? Yes, you can freeze June Plum if you want to store them for a long time.
You can freeze June Plum as a whole in the freezer. But another option is that you cut the June Plum into pieces after washing and peeling them properly. Transfer them in the freezer bags and then put them in the freezer for long-term storage. June Plum can last for few months.
How Long Does June Plum Last?
Let’s talk about the shelf life of June Plum. From the above article, it would be quite clear to you that the June Plum is not a shelf-stable fruit. The better it is preserved, the longer it will last. June Plum can last for almost a week at room temperature.
If you store June Plum in the refrigerator, it will retain its quality for almost a month. In comparison, if you store June Plum in the freezer, then it will last for a few more months.
How to Tell If June Plum Is Bad?
June Plum is crispy, juicy, and naturally green in color. The change in the common traits of June Plum says that it has lost its quality and freshness. By checking these common signs, we can tell whether the fruit is fresh or not. To tell whether June Plum is fine or not, you should take care of the following things:
- The taste of June Plum changes when it goes bad. If June Plum tastes bad, you should not eat it.
- If the June Plum becomes softer and mushier in texture, it would be best for you to avoid using it.
- Check the June Plum more closely to see any signs of mold or bacterial growth. If there is any, discard it at once. Mold indicates to us that the fruit has gone bad.