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Is Fresh Fruit Wilting Your Veggies? (video)

Donít put your veggies and your fruit together in the same drawer in your fridge. The taste of many vegetables can be degraded by the ethylene gas given off by many fruits and a few vegetables.

Itís best to store the vulnerable veggies in a paper bag in a separate drawer. This video from Prevention Magazine tells you which is which.

Photo credit: rhondda

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3:58AM PDT on Apr 22, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:47PM PDT on Sep 16, 2010

I've always kept them separate, as they tend to squabble amongst themselves. The carrots are usually quiet, but the apples sulk until they're brown, the broccoli likes to bully the others, and the grapes only egg everyone on.

9:37AM PDT on Sep 13, 2010

Thank you for sharing.

5:05PM PDT on Sep 12, 2010

Already knew this, but thanks for remainding me!

5:03PM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

Never knew that thanks

3:45AM PDT on Sep 8, 2010

Great article! I had no idea.... I'll try to be more careful in the future.

8:44PM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

I didn't know this. Thanks for the info!

8:10AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

I did not know this, but I am glad I saw this article. It has explained a lot of things, including rapid spoilage. I will also save me money in the future. Thanks.

4:35AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

fresh veg

12:08AM PDT on Sep 7, 2010

I didn't know this, but I've been using one drawer for veggies and the other for fruit. Now I'll have to teach others about this. Thank you.

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