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Where to Store Fruits and Vegetables

Optimize the Freshness of Your Produce by Storing It Right

Without getting too technical about exact temperatures — or the ripening gas known as ethylene — here's a simple chart that lays out where to store your most common produce, whether at room temperature, on a refrigerator shelf, or in the crisper (the coldest fridge drawer). I've certainly been guilty of not storing my fruits and veggies in the right place, which can lead to wilted leaves and floppy carrots. That's no good! View the complete list below, or print it out and post it on your fridge for reference.

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