We've had some discussions about the best way to store SuperFoods.
I saw this online today:
Don't chill that watermelon
New York Times
Some people think that watermelon is more refreshing when it's cool, but watermelon is more nutritious if it is stored at room temperature, an experiment performed by scientists at the United States Department of Agriculture suggests.
The researchers used three different types, or cultivars of watermelon, storing them separately at 41 degrees (refrigerator temperature), 55 degrees and 70 degrees for 14 days. The findings appear in the Wednesday issue of the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry. At 41 and 55 degrees, the lycopene content changed little compared with fruit fresh off the vine. But the content when stored at room temperature increased as much as 40 percent in some types.
As important as the foods we buy is how and for how long we store them to preserve their nutrients. Any thoughts/advice?
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