Maybe you're on a quest to get your five fruits and vegetables in a day, but the darn things go bad before you even get a chance to enjoy them. What gives?
According to VegetarianTimes.com, some fruits emit ethylene, an odorless, colorless gas that speeds ripening and can lead to the premature decay of nearby ethylene-sensitive vegetables. So the first trick to keeping produce fresh is to separate produce that emits ethylene from produce that's sensitive to it and know which to refrigerate and which not to refrigerate.
REFRIGERATE these gas releasers
What shouldn't you refrigerate and what shouldn't be kept in contact with others? Then
DON'T REFRIGERATE these gas releasers
KEEP THESE AWAY from all gas releasers
Lettuce and other leafy greens