How To Keep Fruits & Veggies Fresh For Longer

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When buying groceries, especially fruits and veggies, it’s very important to know how to store them properly so that you don’t buy them over and over again every time they get overripe or rotten by the time you need to use them. Knowing how to keep them fresh longer not only saves you time but also money. One of the simplest ways to keep them fresh is to make sure that your fridge is clean because leftover food that already went bad can make your fruits go bad, too! Watch this video tutorial by  BRIGHT SIDE on YouTube and find out how to keep every kind of veggie and fruit fresh for longer.



  • Container
  • Paper bag
  • Mesh bags
  • Newspaper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic wrap


#1 Onion

They can get rotten pretty quickly if there is too much moisture around them, that’s why it is better to store them in a cool and dark. Moreover, if you place them in tights, then hang them, they can last up for as long as 8 months.


#2 Garlic

It is best to store garlic in a dark place as well with low humidity, you can put them in a container or paper bag. If the whole garlic bulb stays intact, it can last for as long as 2 months, but if the cloves are separated, it can only last up to 3 to 10 days.

#3 Parsley, cilantro, basil, and asparagus

After purchasing them from the grocery, make sure to not wash them until you are ready to use them. Place their stems in a container with water, then leave them at room temperature. If you don’t want to store them in the fridge, then the best way to treat them is the same way you would treat flowers.

Hack To Keep Fruits And Vegetables Fresh Longer
Hack To Keep Fruits And Vegetables Fresh Longer

#4 Potatoes

Plastic bags are not the best options for storing potatoes, it’s better to keep them in paper or mesh bags, or you can also place them in a box with grids with the bottom covered with newspapers. Apple keeps them from budding while onions do the opposite.

#5 Tomatoes

Do not store tomatoes in the fridge because low temperatures can make them lose their flavor, instead keep them in the pantry or counter to make them last longer. The storage time of tomatoes can vary from 3 weeks to 2 months depending on how ripe they are when you bought them.

#6 Mushrooms

Leave mushrooms in a paper bag together with some branches of parsley, then keep them in the fridge. Parsley contains antioxidant properties that will prevent spots from appearing in the mushrooms. It is also best to remember not to wash the mushrooms until you are ready to cook them.

#7 Bananas

Wrap a plastic or aluminum foil around the stems of bananas to keep them from ripening faster. Bananas produce ethylene gas while it ripes, and wrapping the stem will prevent the gas from spreading to other parts of the fruit, saving the pulp from becoming a brown and mushy mess for 4 to 5 days.

Easy Kitchen And Food Storage Hack
Easy Kitchen And Food Storage Hack


*All these images are credited to BRIGHT SIDE via YouTube and memsaabmasala and southmillmush on Instagram. Give their channel a visit and subscribe for more!

How To Keep Fruits & Veggies Fresh For Longer

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