Save Money with These Fruit and Veggie Storage Solutions ...

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According to U.S.

News and World Report, the average person wastes about ยผ of the food they purchase.

In many cases, the stuff that is tossed is fruits and vegetables that are past their prime.

Not only does this cost you money, but itโ€™s not good for the environment and it always makes me feel bad to throw away food when there are so many people in the world who donโ€™t get enough to eat.

Storing your produce differently can help your food last longer and save you money, while also allowing you to eat a variety of healthy foods.

1. Keep Them Separated

One of the primary rules when it comes to storing your fruits and vegetables is to keep them separate.

Thatโ€™s why there are usually two produce drawers in the average refrigerator.

One is for the fruits and one is for the vegetables.

When you store them all mixed up together, the gases given off by the fruits can spoil the vegetables much more quickly.

Keeping them in their own place prolongs the life of both fruits and vegetables.

2. Get Rid of Ties and Rubber Bands

You know the rubber bands that come on celery, green onions and asparagus, just to name a few?

Those things can speed spoiling when you leave them on.

Experts say to snip them all off when you get home from the grocery store instead of waiting until you get ready to prepare them.

3. You Donโ€™t Have to Refrigerate All Things

Certain fruits and veggies can ripen on the counter rather than having to be chilled.

Among them are onions, avocados, melons, apples, tomatoes, mangoes and pears.

You can store these in a large fruit bowl to save space in the refrigerator for items that will spoil if they arenโ€™t chilled.

That includes things like oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, bell peppers, grapes, berries and kiwis.

Wash Leafy Greens before Storing
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