Storing foods correctly means they will taste better with less waste.

"I avoid fresh produce because it goes bad right away."

Storing foods correctly means they will taste better with less waste.
  • Don't keep your produce in a sealed plastic bag, it will spoil more quickly.
  • Some foods give off a gas that ripens other foods more quickly. These foods include apples, avocados, bananas, pears and tomatoes. Store foods away from these "gas releasers" so they don't ripen too quickly.
  • Eat more delicate foods first (like lettuce, mushrooms, and green beans), and eat the more sturdy foods later (like potatoes, winter squash, and carrots).
  • Fruits and vegetables can last longer if stored properly. Click on "Discover Foods" at the top of the page to learn how to store specific foods.

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