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Hopefully this will help keep fruit and veggies from going bad too early. Smart things here. I have practiced many of these most of my life. I will add Tomatoes. I do not refrigerate them ever. I have a hanging basket in the kitchen for my tomatoes and if I cut it I eat the entire tomato then and there. They act of chilling a whole or cut tomato sucks the flavor away immediately.
produce ripening infographic - how to ripen avocados, berries, stone fruit, peaches, plums, apricots, melons, cantaloupe, honeydew, watermelon, cherries, oranges, grapefruit, lemons, limes, citrus, mango, papaya, herbs, basil, pears, peppers, cucumbers, zuchinni, summer squash, pineapple, garlic, onions, potatos
The Dirty Dozen - You can lower your pesticide intake substantially by buying organic when possible for the 12 most contaminated fruits and vegetables.
Ripe Pineapple: The first sign of a pineapple's ripeness is its color. It should be golden-brown, without much green color left at the base. A sweet smell also indicates this fruit's ripeness. If a pineapple doesn't give off a scent, it's not quite ripe yet. If it smells a tad vinegary, it's overripe.