Here's Why your Fruits and Vegetables Spoil

Moldy Food

Perhaps it's happened to you a bunch of times - you go the fridge and find your fruits and vegetables ruined. And then you might ask yourself the question: how do I keep them fresh and good for consumption longer?

With the simple tips and tricks listed below you'll never bear witness to this horrible scene again and throw your money out the window.

Wild berries are very gentle and delicate - every touch could potentially lead to them spoiling. To avoid this, store them in wide glass or ceramic containers with paper towels or napkins laid out along the bottom and leave space between the fruits. The paper towels will absorb any excess moisture and keep them fresh.

The best way to store your avocado is to keep it in a plastic or paper bag, this will extend its shelf life.

Rotten Tomatoes

Don't store tomatoes, cucumbers and peppers in the fridge; store at room temperature only.

Your bananas will over-ripen and darken relatively slower if you wrap foil or plastic around their tops.

Your garlic and onions will last longer if you store them in a dark and cool area.

Never store onions and potatoes together, otherwise the onions will sprout quickly. You can store potatoes with apples.

To keep broccoli and cauliflower lasting longer, dip their stalks in water. Do the same for asparagus - just pretend they're a bouquet of flowers.

Put grapes and cherries in plastic bags, wrap celery in aluminum foil.

Avoid closed drawers and cabinets, let your fruits and vegetables breathe freely on a stand or plastic case. And don't forget the most important thing of all - never wash them before storing them!

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