Ways to make your bananas, potatoes and onions last longer

July 11, 2016 0 By Smartshopperdaphne

Make your produce last longer by doing simple things with how you store them.

When it comes to bananas you can make them last 3 to 5 days longer by simply wrapping the stems in plastic. This can be extra helpful for your organic bananas. Just wrap the stems in plastic and store on your counter away from other fruits and veggies.

When it comes to potatoes and preventing them from sprouting I’ve got a super simple solution. Just store them in your produce drawer next to apples. The ethylene gases from apples prevent your potatoes from sprouting.

Make your onions and more last longer

Store onions in panty hose

I can’t stand onions that’s my issue not yours. I do although know a way you can keep those onions for 8 months. It is called pantyhose. Cut the legs off and take one onion at a time and put one in the bottom and go up from there. As you add each onion you tie a knot and then add another onion. When you are ready to use your onions you cut the bottom onion off first and it does not affect the other onions from falling out. Onions should be stored in a dry cool place and away from other produce so it does not affect the taste.