Ethylene Effect – how to keep your fruit from going bad before its time.

Author: Mosquito Squad of Waukesha County & Milwaukee North Shore

Hate going to the fruit bowl or crisper and find the fruit you purchased has gone from good to goop?  The reason is that certain fruits release ethylene, which is a gas that can hasten the natural ripening process.  So, simply sorting your fruits will avoid exposing sensitive fruits (and veggies) from growing old before their time.

Producers: apples,bananas, tomatoes, plums pears, apricots, avocados, mangoes, bananas, cantaloupe.

Sensitive fruits/veggies– you’ll want to keep these away from the items listed above: Cucumbers, Carrots, Green Beens, Lettuce, Potatoes, Squash, Watermelons, Asparagus and Broccoli.

Sorting can avoid premature spoiling of your favorite fruits and veggies.  Now you know the secret to keep your produces fresh!  You can also purchase pods that absorb ethylene which can be placed in the crisper drawers or anywhere you keep fruit/veggies which will prolongs the “fresheness” and storage life – which will save you money!