According to U.S.
News and World Report, the average person wastes about ¼ 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 it’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 don’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.
That’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.