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18 Ingenious Tricks to Help Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

Store fruits and vegetables in the warmer part of the refrigerator

The lower the temperature, the harder it is to retain the aroma and freshness of fruits and vegetables. If you want them to taste great for longer, store them in the part of the refrigerator where the temperature is slightly higher.

Certain kinds of fruits and vegetables shouldn’t be stored together

Certain kinds of fruits and vegetable begin to actively give off ethylene once they’ve ripened. These include bananas, apricots, melons, pears, plums, mangoes, and tomatoes.

Other kinds of fruits and vegetables are sensitive to ethylene, including apples, eggplants, watermelons, potatoes, pumpkins, carrots, and broccoli. If placed close to the first category, they begin to rot at a rapid rate. So it’s best to store these two groups separately from each other.

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