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February 20, 2020 at 8:00 am - Home, 89.5 The Drive, Chilliwack's Breakfast Club
By Sadie

Keep Tomatoes Longer – Store tomatoes stem end down. This prevents air from entering and moisture from exiting the scar where the tomato once attached to the vine. Storing them at room temperature rather than in the fridge also makes them last longer.

Keep bananas longer – Wrap the end of the bunch with plastic wrap. Better yet, separate each banana. The plastic wrap blocks ethylene gases from releasing out of the stem, consequently ripening the fruit too fast 

Ripen Bananas Faster – Put it in a paper bag and your banana will morph from green to yellow or a peach from crunchy to juicy in no time.When fruit is tossed into the bag, concentrated ethylene gas helps it ripen faster.

Save cut fruit from browning – You’ve probably heard that a little squeeze of lemon juice can keep apple slices from looking unappetizing. A mixture of one part honey to two parts water works much the same to keep fruit from browning.

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