18 Ingenious Tricks to Help Keep Fruits and Vegetables Fresh

Don’t place certain kinds of fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator

Bell peppers, cucumbers, and tomatoes should be stored at room temperature. Peppers lose their springy consistency if kept in the refrigerator, while cucumbers and tomatoes can turn slimy.

Fruits and vegetables should not be stored in the refrigerator until they’ve ripened. Otherwise, they’ll go rotten much more quickly.

Wrap up the stalks on bananas

If bananas are stored in the refrigerator, they quickly turn black and lose their taste. It’s best to keep them at room temperature but with the stem wrapped in plastic food wrap.

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