Did you know some fruits and vegetables emit a gas called ethylene as they ripen? You should separate ones that are more sensitive than others: Example: Keep avocados, kiwi fruit, cantaloupes, bananas, mangoes, nectarines, plums, pears and tomatoes separate from broccoli, carrots, leafy greens, apples and watermelon. Also keep carrots, lettuce, and broccoli in separate bags in the crisper so they last longer. Ensure they are dry and not wet, especially the berries.
The cold will ruin the flavour of potatoes, onions and tomatoes so keep in a cool dry place, not the fridge. In addition oranges, tangerines, lemons and limes are ideal in the same place.
Store items like pears, peaches, plums, kiwis, mangoes, apricots, avocados, melons and bananas on the counter if they are not ripe. Once they are ripe, transfer them to the fridge.
In a bag store salad greens in tightly sealed bags with only a little air.
Pineapples – cut the top off and place upside down. Again, it helps them last longer.
Place whole or cut fruit and vegetables in clear plastic containers. Make sure you completely seal them.
Another sensible way to ensure you have the freshest produce is to visit MFB at least a couple of times a week. This way you will be guaranteed the freshest ingredients for you and your family!
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