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      FWIW onions, garlic, bananas and potatoes will last longer outside the fridge. Just don’t put the onions and bananas near each other

      Tomatoes can last longer in the fridge, but it completely destroys their taste and resilience to mould, so one turning is going to ruin them all pretty quickly. Kinda a non issue with supermarket tomatoes as they’ve already been refrigerated to the point of tasting like wet lettuce, but if you get your hands on fresh tomatoes, never put them in the fridge.

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        Also, in a lot of cases, supermarket tomatoes are nowhere close to ripe. Supermarket tomatoes are generally garbage anyway, but if you can give them a day or two to ripen.

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        Same with melons. BIiiiiiiiiig But: melons & tomatoes, once sliced, need to be refrigerated (food safety issue)

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          Oh yes 100% I’d say that applies to anything that’s been cut tbh, not necessarily always food safety, but anything you’ve sliced is gonna go off pretty quickly if not in the fridge

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    Avocados are the worst offenders in another way — they turn from unripe to overripe in a matter of single day it seems, and the only way to check the ripeness is to cut them up. No other fruit pulls this trickery.

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    Frozen veggies are cheap and healthy and can weather many ice ages in the back of the freezer before being rediscovered

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    Store your avocados in the fridge in a bowl/tupperware of water. They will ripen much much slower. Like 5x I swear.

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    Wash your veggies when you buy them, dry them thoroughly, and store them in a sanitary environment; they’ll last much longer this way.

    I regularly keep my organic veggies for weeks at a time before cooking them with no molds or rotting.

    It also helps to buy from a growers market where things haven’t been in cold storage for months before getting to the store.

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      When you say wash, do you use some sort of cleaner? I rinse mine off and get a week, maybe a week and a half from most of my veggies before they spoil. I also live in a swamp so that might have something to do with it lol

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        I wash with plain water and a little bit of citric acid or vinegar.

        Keep (unused) silica gel kitty litter in a mesh bag in your fridge to lower the relative humidity, I lived in a swamp for a while too :/

        Edit: dry your silica gel in the oven every couple weeks, once it looks like it’s losing its transparency.

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      This, and don’t discount the effect of good airflow. People need to stop storing fruits and veggies in plastic; it just traps moisture and promotes rot. I got these mesh bags that really increased their shelf/refrigerator life.