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Minimise Your Waste & Keep Your Produce Fresh

Placing your fruits and vegetables in proper storage is the primary key to keeping produce fresh. We all know the look of a sorry bin of wasted strawberries, all sunken, dark and fuzzy. Some of our produce preservation comes down to planning. It doesn’t pay to purchase produce you can’t use or preserve within a reasonable time. Separate them! Certain types of fruits and vegetables do not mix well in storage, as some emit ethylene, a gaseous hormone emitted by plants. Certain foods don’t do well with ethylene around and can spoil faster when stored near your ethylene-producing fruits and veggies inside the same compartment. Your highest ethylene producers are apricots, cantaloupe, figs, honeydew, bananas, tomatoes, avocadoes, nectarines, peaches, pears...

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