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Do you know how to store food in the fridge?

Do you know how to store food in the fridge?

For some people, storing food in the fridge is a piece of cake because, basically, there is no order other than "where it fits." And we regret to tell you that it is a big mistake. Nothing more harmful to your purchase than to save it in any way, without paying attention to the type of food it is and the needs it requires.

So, when it comes to storing fruits and vegetables, take care of where to store them, how and how long they will last. Your purchases will be much more efficient and your fridge will never give off bad smells.

Here are a series of tips for the most common:

Bananas and bananas

Store them on the top counter, unwrapped (outside bags). They last about three days once they are ripe, so keep that in mind. If you've eaten only half a banana, cover the rest with a piece of foil. It can last like this up to 3 weeks.

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Apples

It is best to store them in the vegetable compartment, unwrapped. They are much more durable: about three weeks.

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Berries

Like strawberries, raspberries or blueberries. Store them without covering the container in which they are located, they need breathing. They last between 3 and 5 days.

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Citrus

Store them in the vegetable compartment, unwrapped. Beware of the fruits with which you keep them, they can cause them to ripen much earlier (for example, endurance). They last about two weeks. If you use only half a lemon, wrap it in a piece of transparent film paper and place it on a shelf. It will last like this for 2 or 3 more days.

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Avocados

Leave the top counter for themselves. When they have matured, you can place them on another shelf. Of course, not wrapped. They last about 4 days after maturing.

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Pears

Better at the top counter and unwrapped. They have a short durability: about four days after maturation.

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Tomatoes

Place them in a container with breathing on the top counter. They last about 5 days after maturing.

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Peppers

They will be better off without being inside a bag on a refrigerator shelf. They last about a week.

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Carrots

Its place? The vegetable compartment, without a doubt. And the best: in a bag. They will last like this for three weeks.

Cauliflower

Wrap it in plastic wrap or a bag and store it in the vegetable compartment. They last about 5 days. The same for broccoli.

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Garlic

Better in a pantry or dark place, unwrapped and whole. Thus they can last up to two months.

Cucumbers

Store them in the vegetable drawer in a plastic bag that has some holes. They last between 1 and 2 weeks.

Lettuce

Store them in the vegetable drawer, wrapped in a bag with a layer of paper towels. This will last 5 days fresh.

Potatoes

Out of the fridge, in a dark place and the best, in a paper bag to avoid moisture.

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Onion

In the vegetable drawer but, yes, in a sealed plastic bag. Fresh between 3 and 5 days.

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