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Top Tips to Keep Fruits and Veggies Fresh Longer

Fresh Fruits and Veggies

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  • Nineteen percent of the vegetables and around 14 percent of the fruits bought in the U.S. are pitched due to spoilage
  • Ethylene gas-producing fruits and veggies, such as bananas and pears, will speed the ripening process in other foods
  • Some fruits and veggies can be stored in the refrigerator while others, like tomatoes, should never be refrigerated because it ruins their texture and flavor

By Dr. Mercola

It's happened before. You brought home too many fresh carrots, cucumbers and fancy mesclun lettuce, didn't get to them as quickly as you thought you would and they spoiled. Rubbery carrots, slimy cucumbers and rusty lettuce can definitely make you lose your sense of humor.

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