The average American family tosses approximately $1600 of food away every year. Most of that food consists of fresh fruits and vegetables that turn because they aren’t consumed or used in time. However, by storing fruits and vegetables properly, they’ll keep their freshness and last longer!
•Freeze foods you know you won’t be eating write away. Many times you can also freeze your food if you realize you can’t eat it in time.
•Many fruits as they ripen give off natural gases. Separate ripe fruit from fruit that isn’t as mature so your produce has a longer shelf life.
•Make sure to store fruits and vegetables in different bins in the fridge. Also store apples, bananas, and tomatoes separately.
•If you enjoy your fruit at room temperature, take what you’ll eat for the day out of the fridge in the morning.
•If you do have produce that’s passed its prime, think about using it for cooking (soups, sauces, pies or smoothies).