Fruits and Vegetables are like our friends πŸ•ΊπŸ•ΊπŸ’ƒπŸ»πŸ’ƒπŸ»… good for usπŸ‘πŸΌ but some of them just aren’t good together πŸ™„Jeff πŸ•Ίmay be cool to hang out with, but when JennyπŸ’ƒπŸ» comes around he acts different. If this sounds familiar then this Hack will make sense to you every time you put your ….groceries away, or enter the produce section at Whole Foods or HEB. It’s the secret that’s in our face but we just don’t understand what we don’t know. Why are certain fruits and vegetables together in the produce section and what does it have to do with my fridge at home?about:blank

ETHYLENE GAS:
A hydrocarbon gas πŸ’¨ that you can’t see or smell, but certain fruits and vegetable emit it. Fruits produce it more than veggies because it’s a process in their ripening.


Now does the crisper drawers in your fridge make more sense in why there may be two of them?



​What Fruits and Veggies produce Ethylene Gas?

about:blankTomatoes πŸ…
Plums
Pears 🍐
Peaches πŸ‘
Kiwi πŸ₯
Nectarines
Mango
Avocado πŸ₯‘
Banana 🍌
Melon
Cantaloupe 🍈

Which Fruits And Veggies Are Ethylene Sensitive?

Watermelon πŸ‰
Apples 🍎
Eggplants πŸ†
Cucumbers πŸ₯’
Green Beans
Lettuce and other leafy greens
Asparagus
Broccoli
Potatoes πŸ₯” (shouldn’t be in the fridge anyway)
Carrots πŸ₯•
Summer Squashabout:blankCLEAN MY FRIDGE PLEASE!

THE BREAKDOWN:
The breakdown on how to keep your fruits and veggies fresher longer is to
 1. Slow down when loading the fridge
2. Consider cleaning the fridge of aging fruit and veggies before putting new ones in.
3. Separate Fruits and Veggies in the above groups listed
​4. Clean your fridge out often


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