But it’s easy to keep them out of the trash! Here are some quick tips that will help you take care of your fruit and vegetables.
1. Keep bananas separate
Ripe bananas let out a high amount of ethylene, which makes all the fruits and vegetables around it ripen quickly. Ideally, bananas should be stored at room temperature at or around 14°C. To slow down the banana’s ripening process, separate it from the bunch and wrap its top in cling film. This will stop bananas from ripening quickly together and will reduce the amount of ethylene released.
2. Keep apples away from watermelons
Similarly, apples are quite high in the amount of ethylene they produce, and this can be particularly bad for produce such as watermelons and cucumbers. The ethylene will make them lose their texture and will make them turn mushy and too soft quicker than usual.