FAQ: How can I help my produce stay fresher longer?
Answer: So many choices!
Properly storing your produce can make it last longer, prevent food waste, and save you money.
-Store bananas away from other produce (they give off a lot of ethylene gas and make other fruits ripen faster than they would on their own).
-Keep apples in the fridge (they keep ripening even after they’re picked, so keeping them in the fridge will preserve them for longer).
-Store lettuce and other leafy greens in a sealed container lined with a damp towel. To liven up greens that have gone limp, immerse them in ice water for 30 minutes.
For many more great food storage tips, visit SPU’s Fruit & Vegetable Storage Guide.