And while fresh produce does go bad notoriously quickly, there are a few simple hacks that can make your groceries a few crucial days longer to give you time to polish it all off.
The Good Housekeeping Institute has revealed the easy and cost-free ways to make your fruit and veg keep – and you’ll need to throw out your fruit bowl.
The Good Housekeeping Institute has revealed the simple and cost-free hacks that will make your fruit and veg last longer – and say that you should store fruit and veg separately as many can spread a ripening enzyme
The GHI says that you should avoid storing fruit and vegetables together as ‘many fruit, such as bananas, avocados and peaches, produce ethylene gas, which acts like a ripening hormone and can speed up the ripening process of other produce.’
Instead of chucking everything into a fruit bowl or vegetable drawer divide them up between separate fridge/ cupboard shelves.
When it comes to prolonging the shelf life of herbs and asparagus the GHI suggests making a ‘vegetable vase’.
Experts advise, ‘Wrap damp paper towels around the bases of your asparagus or herbs
Try making a ‘vegetable vase’ for your asparagus by placing them in water to prevent them from drying out
We are all aware that freezing are food can extend its use-by date but it isn’t just pizzas that belong in the freezer.
GHI suggests chopping an onion on purpose and then freezing the pieces in an empty water bottle. Simply shake out when needed.
In other advice experts suggest chopping ‘any leftover herbs and store in an ice cube tray, fill with water and place them in the freezer’ and simply defrosting when needed.