How To Store Banana Fruit Cocktail
If you enjoy fruit, it would help you to learn how to store banana fruit cocktail. This dessert is a refreshing treat in hot weather, but it must be kept fresh. Bananas are highly perishable and tend to turn brown shortly after peeling or cutting. Follow these steps to properly store banana fruit cocktail, and enjoy this healthy treat for a little longer each time you make it.
To store banana fruit cocktail, you’ll need:
- 1 tbsp. Citrus juice (any citrus fruit will work, but lemon is best)
- 1 tsp. citric or ascorbic acid powder (optional)
- Plastic or glass container
- Prepare the banana fruit cocktail, adding all ingredients except for the bananas. Store in a plastic or glass container in the refrigerator until it’s time to serve.
- Slice the bananas when you’re ready to eat. This will prevent them from turning brown or disintegrating in the fruit cocktail.
- Stir the citrus juice or citric acid powder in with the cut banana. Make sure it coats every slice well. This will help prevent the banana fruit cocktail from oxidizing too quickly.
- Add treated bananas to the portions of fruit cocktail you’re ready to serve. Store the extra banana fruit cocktail in a covered container in the refrigerator.
- Try the fruit juice or citric acid trick with other fruits or vegetables that tend to turn brown, such as apples, pears, or avocado.
- Store banana fruit cocktail for up to two days in the refrigerator. After that, it can turn mushy and look unappealing.