The secret to keeping your produce fresh longer: Keep them separated.
Ever wonder why your fruit bowl looks like a sixth-grade science project only days after you set it out? As some fruits and vegetables ripen, they release ethylene, a gas that can cause other produce to become spotted, soft, or mealy. To prevent this, keep ethylene-sensitive fruits and vegetables separate from varieties that emit the gas.
- Honeydew melons
- Green beans
- Lettuce and other greens
- Summer squash