I find nothing more frustrating in the kitchen, than fruit and vegetables going bad before I can use them. Fruits and vegetables can be expensive. Throwing food away is a real budget buster. I’m not very fond of having to throw our fruits and vegetables away. Well, I give them to the chickens, but still, that’s expensive chicken feed. Of course, at least I get an egg out of the deal! lol
I have found out that one problem is I have been storing some of my fruits and vegetables wrong.
Did you know if you store apples near other fruits and vegetables, the apples will cause them to go bad faster? Conversely, if you have fruit that you want to ripen faster, put an apple next to them.
If you store ripe bananas next to green bananas they will ripen faster. If your trying to make your bananas last longer, that can be a problem.
You shouldn’t store potatoes and onions next to each other, either. Who know that 2 things that taste so good together can’t be stored next to each other?
Here’s information on how to store produce from Artichokes to Winter Squashes so they last longer.
Now I know why my lemons go bad so fast, I should be storing them on the counter, instead of the fridge!