You made a list. You braved the grocery store and stocked your fridge. Fast forward 5 days and the story sours - your bananas have spoiled, your celery is wilted and you end up throwing out half of what you bought just 5 days earlier.
Sound familiar? We’ve got the best food storage tips, so that never happens again.
The 3 Evils of Food Storage
There are three factors that determine the shelf-life of produce during storage: temperature, airflow, and ethylene gas. Some fruits naturally emit ethylene, which can speed up the ripening or decay of ethylene-sensitive produce. Refrigerator or not, ethylene producers need to be kept in separate camps. See our table below for details.
Enjoy a longer lifespan for your produce with this food storage guide! Now wondering how to store leftovers? Lucky for you, we have a guide for that too. Check it out here.