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Storing fresh produce properly can greatly extend its shelf life and ensure that it stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible. Here are some tips for storing fresh produce to extend its shelf life:

  1. Keep produce separate from other items in the refrigerator. Fruits and vegetables give off gases that can cause other items in the refrigerator to spoil faster. Keep them in separate crisper drawers or on different shelves to prevent cross-contamination.
  2. Store produce in the right temperature and humidity. Most fruits and vegetables prefer a cool and slightly moist environment. Keep the temperature of your refrigerator between 35 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit, and adjust the humidity levels in the crisper drawers to suit the needs of the produce you’re storing.
  3. Use airtight containers to store produce. Air can cause produce to spoil faster, so use airtight containers or bags to keep out as much air as possible. This will help your produce stay fresh for longer.
  4. Wash produce and dry it before storing. Washing produce before you store it will help remove any dirt or bacteria that could cause it to spoil faster. Just be sure to dry it thoroughly before storing it to prevent the growth of mold.
  5. Avoid storing produce near ethylene-producing items. Ethylene is a gas produced by some fruits and vegetables that can cause other produce to spoil faster. Avoid storing ethylene-producing items, such as apples, bananas, and tomatoes, near other produce to prevent spoilage.

By following these tips, you can help extend the shelf life of your fresh produce and ensure that it stays fresh and delicious for as long as possible. Happy storing!