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Tired of wasting produce? Use these storage tips!

Fruit is an important component of a healthy diet. While there are many fads floating around in the world wide web, the one recommendation that has stood the test of time and science is eating vegetables and fruits to help reduce the risk of chronic disease.

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  • Fresh fruit should be stored properly so you don’t waste money throwing out rotten produce and lose out on peak nutrients.
  • Bananas stay on the counter, but if they turn brown, put them in the freezer to use later for fruit smoothies or baked goods.
  • Grapes, apples, cherries, berries, pineapple, and rhubarb go right in the fridge.
  • Melons, avocados, citrus fruits (oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes) mangoes, kiwis, pears, and plums need to ripen on the counter first and then go in the fridge. 
  • Storing fresh fruit the right way will help preserve peak nutrient content and help you avoid waste, making things easier on your wallet, too.

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