This is a find at the Wild Oats website:
How to Make Your Fruits and Vegetables Last
Americans throw out 25 percent of the produce they buy because it’s gone bad. How to stop the waste? Know when to shop, learn which fruits and veggies don’t get along and which ones to keep out of the fridge. [full article]
It has some technical information that should be helpful:
Some fruits emit ethylene, an odorless, colorless gas that speeds ripening and can lead to the premature decay of nearby ethylene-sensitive vegetables. Put spinach or kale in the same bin as peaches or apples, and the greens will turn yellow and limp in just a couple of days. So the fi rst trick is to separate produce that emits ethylene from produce that’s sensitive to it.
Enjoy â€” and may your fruits and veggies last longer.
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