Smart Storage

Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh


Help your food stay fresher, taste better and last longer by storing it in the right place.

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  • Store onions, garlic, potatoes, mangoes, papayas and pineapples in a cool, dark place. See where to store other fruits and vegetables.
  • Freeze food 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 low-humidity drawer 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.

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