Fruits and vegetables should not be close together
Some fruits, when ripe, produce ethylene, a gas that causes other foods to ripen earlier or rot faster.
apples and carrots
Apples ripen faster than other fruits because they produce large amounts of ethylene. Additionally, ethylene-producing fruits can also cause vegetables to spoil more quickly. Above all, do not place apples next to carrots. Otherwise the carrot will become bitter after 2 weeks.
However, not all fruits and vegetables are sensitive to ethylene. Cherries, pineapples, garlic, grapefruit… can be safely stored together or next to things that produce gas. The same goes for white potatoes, but not sweet potatoes.
cucumber and tomato
Although cucumbers and tomatoes are a perfect combination in a salad, keeping them together isn’t good. Tomatoes contain a lot of ethylene, while cucumbers are very sensitive to this substance and yellow faster than normal.
onions and potatoes
Onions need ventilation. Therefore, they should be kept in an open place or a place where you often open a window with a screen (or use a fan), out of direct sunlight.
Onions absorb moisture quickly but remain dry, while potatoes provide too much moisture. Over time, the potato will take root and the onion will produce green shoots.
banana and avocado
Avocados and bananas produce ethylene, so when the avocado is ripe keep it away from the banana. However, if you want the green avocado to ripen faster, you can put it in a paper bag next to the banana. Ripe avocados should be refrigerated for 2-3 days, but should be consumed within two days.
grapes and mango
Consuming grapes as an excellent antioxidant (meaning it helps repair our cells) prevents many chronic diseases when consumed regularly. Note that you should never wash a bunch of grapes before storing them, you should wash them before eating.
Grapes are very fragile and easily damaged during storage. They are not suitable next to nearby fruits or vegetables, especially mangoes. Mangoes give off too much ethylene gas, which speeds up the ripening and spoilage process.
blueberries and strawberries
Blueberries are mutated fruits (producers of ethylene), strawberries do not belong to this group. If you store them together, the strawberries will overripe and spoil sooner than normal.
You can store unripe strawberries along with blueberries. However, if the berries are overripe, eat them within a few days.
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