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Don't mix-n-match.

Don’t mix fruits and vegetables – they spoil each other. Some vegetables and fruits will last longer if stored on their own:

  • Store potatoes and onions separately. Gas from onions causes potatoes to sprout. 

  • One bad apple spoils the bunch. Over-ripe fruit accelerates the ripening process of the fruit near it. Separate out bruised fruits. If they're not too far along, slice off the browned parts, and make a sweet compote or fruit crumble. 

  • Break bananas apart to increase their counter life. The first banana to brown causes others in the bunch to ripen with it. Separate the bunch to increase air flow. 


Sources and Additional Resources

A-Z Food Storage Tips (Eureka Recycling, Minneapolis) - Tips for storing fruits, vegetables, and dairy


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