Tricks and tips to extend the life of your fruits and vegetables

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Throwing away spoiled, rotten produce is like throwing away money. But there are some simple ways to extend the life of your favorite fruits and vegetables. (WPVI)

Throwing away spoiled, rotten produce is like throwing away money. But there are some simple ways to extend the life of your favorite fruits and vegetables.

According to FullPlateLiving.org, you should store your tomatoes on the counter with the stems facing down. Apparently this prevents air from entering through its stem, which accelerates ripening.

If you're tired of your guacamole turning brown, spray it with cooking spray, or even olive oil, before putting it back in the fridge.

The same trick works for avocados. A spritz of oil or lemon juice works too. They say keep the pit in the actual avocado and even in the guacamole to preserve it as well. If you no longer have the pit, use a piece of onion in a sealed container.

Berries are always delicate and quick to spoil. FullPlateLiving says give them a bath in 1 cup vinegar to 3 cups water to prevent the growth of bacteria.

Then rinse and pat dry with a paper towel before placing them in a paper towel-lined container in the fridge.

If you're sick of spotted bananas, they suggest to wrap the crown of the bananas bunch with plastic wrap to keep them fresh.

Finally, there's a handy trick from StillTasty.com. They say to store potatoes with apples to keep them from sprouting.

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