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The average UK family throws away £60 worth of food a month, that’s 4.5 million tonnes! We want you to get the most out of your food - after all, saving your food from the bin means saving you money.

To help with this, we’ve put together a few tips and tricks on storing fresh fruit and vegetables in the right place to make them last longer and taste better. 

10 tips for storing fruit and veg like a pro

Potato

Potatoes and sweet potatoes

Potatoes are best kept in a cool, dry and dark cupboard. They can either be kept in their original packaging or popped into our reusable storage bags to keep them in top condition.

Apple

Apples

Did you know, 860,000 apples are thrown away a day in the UK? Apples last up to two weeks longer in the fridge in their original packaging, or if you buy them loose, pop them in a reusable container in the fridge.

Apple
Banana

Bananas

Bananas should be kept in a cool and dark place (but not the fridge) and should generally keep their distance from other fruit and veg. Sorry bananas!

Mushroom

Mushrooms

A mushroom’s ideal home is in the fridge in a paper bag or the original packaging. Once opened, keep them fresh by covering them with a folded tea towel snugly like a blanket.

Mushroom
Lettuce

Lettuce and salad

Moisture is the enemy of our leafy heroes. Keep them fresher for longer in the fridge in their original packaging or in a container lined with a piece of kitchen towel.

Onion

Onions

Onions love to be stored in a cool, dry and ventilated place. Keep potatoes away from onions though, as onions can give off a gas that makes potatoes start to go off.

Onion
Brocoli

Broccoli

Broccoli is best kept in the fridge in its original packaging. If yours is looking a bit limp, pop the stem in a glass of water in the fridge to give it a new lease of life. 

Pepper

Peppers

Peppers last up to two weeks longer in their original packaging in the fridge. Only using part of a pepper? Keep them perky by leaving the stalk and seeds attached, then store in the fridge.

Pepper
Celery

Celery

Celery can wilt as it loses water. Keep it in the fridge in its original packaging and revive it in a refreshing bowl of ice water. And don't forget to use those lovely leaves in a stew, stock or soup.

Carrot

Carrots

Carrots love to be kept dry in their original packaging or in a tightly sealed reusable container. Pop them in the vegetable drawer in the fridge and keep condensation at bay by wrapping them in a paper towel.

Carrot

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