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    Learned something new!!!

    ..to me anyway, so I thought I would share in case someone else can use this hint. First, a few weeks ago at the grocery store, produce isle, I was buying some avocadoes on sale.....just daughter and I now, so no big meals...and I mentioned how these won't hold up.......a lady overheArd my comment and told me if I put any fresh produce into plastic bag, remove as much air as possible and put in refrigerator, it will prolong the freshness of same. So I bought, put in plastic, and refrigerated 2 of the 4 avocadoes I bought that day......turn the page....during this last week (about 10 days in bag) I pulled them out..beautiful, firm and tasty. On that same shopping trip I bought a cluster (5) of bananas. Did the same thing. Totally forgot about them until this morning...decided I wanted cereal and remembered those nanas......the skins were the darkest brown/ black, but the fruit was as firm and fresh as if just picked! So another new thing.......now every fruit/veg I buy will be plastic bagged before refrigeration..

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    That is great. Thanks for sharing.

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    thanks for the tip
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    That is interesting. There use to be that lady that sold green plastic baggies but I guess you can get the same results with just normal baggies. Thanks for the post.
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    I was told never to put bananas in the fridge. I never knew why not.
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    good tip , thanks

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    Actually, if you put your produce wrapped in aluminum foil, will work much longer. I have cabbage and lettuce wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator, over a month old. They are not wilted or discolored.

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    Aluminum foil works well for celery also!
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    Thank you for these practical tips!! I probably throw out more bananas than we eat due to them ripening too much to be desirable - mouth feel.

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    Thanks for the tip!
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    thanks for the tip
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    Thanks for sharing. I'll sure give it a go.
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    Must try this . Living alone I'm always throwing fruit and veg away.
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    I put wilted, limp celery, peppers, cucumbers and carrots into a bowl of water and place in the fridge - this will rehydrate them and they'll be crispy again
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    Quote Originally Posted by Onebyone View Post
    I was told never to put bananas in the fridge. I never knew why not.
    well, mine lasted longer there.....another one this morning...still black skin, but firm fruit and tasty...like right off the tree....did you know to not get those little strings, peel from the bottom up...watch monkeys..that's how they do it! Enough! Need more coffee!

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    Quote Originally Posted by susiequilt View Post
    Aluminum foil works well for celery also!
    Now that's a good one...I do put a damp paper towel on the root of it, after cutting off the brown edge and store that way...the plant will wick that moisture and stay crispy too.....

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    I always keep my bananas in the fridge in a plastic bag. My mother did this too.

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    What an interesting tip. Thanks for sharing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LavenderBlue View Post
    Thank you for these practical tips!! I probably throw out more bananas than we eat due to them ripening too much to be desirable - mouth feel.
    Use them for banana bread or banana pudding.
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    I just purchased bananas this morning. Going to do that now.

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    With two grands here almost every day, they go through a lot of bananas. They love Banana Swirl. Freeze pieces of bananas then pulse in blender with a little coconut milk. If any get too ripe I make mini banana pancakes and freeze those. I put peanut butter between two for a great snack for the boys.
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    Thanks for the tip. We have fruit trees and I will remember that when they get ripe; it's impossible to eat them all in 1 day and hopefully this tip will help me keep from freezing so many.

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    You can also freeze bananas for bread. I have done this if they are on sale & they aren't going to be eaten in time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nvb50 View Post
    Actually, if you put your produce wrapped in aluminum foil, will work much longer. I have cabbage and lettuce wrapped in aluminum foil in the refrigerator, over a month old. They are not wilted or discolored.
    Does it matter which side (shiny or dull) wraps to the inside?

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    Also, if you buy a green avocado and put it in a paper bag with an apple the avocado will ripen overnight
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