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Prevent Wasted Food
Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh
Help your food stay fresher, taste better and last longer by storing it in the right place.
Tips to practice SMART Storage
Store onions, garlic, potatoes, mangoes, papayas and pineapples in a cool, dark place. See where to
store other fruits
you won't be able to eat soon.
Use clear storage bags or containers to help extend the life of your produce and easily identify the contents.
Separate very ripe fruit and apples and bananas as they will spoil other produce.
Store fruits in the
and leafy greens in the high-humidity drawer.
Wash berries just before eating to prevent mold.
Make produce that's past its prime into soups, sauces, pies or smoothies.
If you like your fruit at room temperature, take what you’ll eat for the day out of the fridge in the morning.
Save The Food
A-Z Food Storage Guide
Preserve and store food
with Oregon State University (OSU) Extension
- your ultimate shelf-life guide
use your refrigerator
about why preventing food waste matters
your family can practice
Phone 503-526-2665 or email
Why Food Waste Matters