Spoiled strawberries
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It’s frustrating to see your fresh fruits get spoiled just a day or two after purchasing them. Not only are fruits expensive, but it’s also disheartening to witness them go bad so quickly.

An insightful TikTok, which has garnered over 200,000 likes, points out that the rapid spoilage might be due to improper storage methods. TikTok user @QueenTayShops shared valuable tips and tricks on how to preserve your fruits and prevent them from spoiling too soon.

You may have been storing your vegetables wrong, as per TikTok.

Understanding the Quick Spoilage

“You let oxygen get around your food,” explained @QueenTayShops. “The cold air from the fridge ages your fruit.”

The suggestion was to store fruits like strawberries and blueberries in airtight containers. According to Wirecutter, sealing such produce in containers with tight-fitting lids helps maintain their freshness and protects them from dehydrating or being affected by ethylene gas.

Natalia Thompson, the CEO and Recipe Creator of Flavorful Home, mentioned in CNET that apples, bananas, and tomatoes are “heavy producers” of ethylene gas. It’s advised to keep them separate if possible to prolong their freshness.

Wirecutter pointed out that three factors impact the freshness of produce:

  • temperature

  • humidity

  • the time that has elapsed since the produce was harvested

The New York Times has published an informative chart on the best practices for storing fruits (click here to see more).

Viewers were also recommended to store their fruit in glass containers, especially for berries and peeled bananas.

AILTEC Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids

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AILTEC Glass Food Storage Containers with Lids



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Kimberly Gedeon
East Coast Tech Editor

Kimberly Gedeon is a tech explorer who enjoys doing deep dives into the most popular gadgets, from the latest iPhones to the most immersive VR headsets. She’s drawn to strange, avant-garde, bizarre tech, whether it’s a 3D laptop, a gaming rig that can transform into a briefcase, or smart glasses that can capture video. Her journalism career kicked off about a decade ago at MadameNoire where she covered tech and business before landing as a tech editor at Laptop Mag in 2020.


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