9 Foods You May Be Storing Wrong

Tomatoes: Keep tomatoes at room temperature, ideally on the counter away from direct sunlight.

1. Potatoes: Store potatoes in a cool, dark place with good ventilation, such as a pantry or cellar. Avoid storing them in plastic bags, as this can cause them to sprout or rot faster.

Onions: Keep onions in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area, away from direct sunlight. Storing them in a mesh bag or open basket allows air circulation

Garlic: Store garlic bulbs in a cool, dry place with good air circulation, such as a pantry or cupboard.

Bread: Store bread in a cool, dry place, such as a bread box or pantry. Avoid storing bread in the refrigerator

Avocados: Ripen avocados at room temperature until they yield to gentle pressure near the stem.

Berries: Store berries in the refrigerator, preferably unwashed, in a single layer on a paper towel-lined tray or container.

Bananas: Keep bananas at room temperature until they reach your desired ripeness. Once ripe, you can prolong their shelf life by refrigerating them.

Herbs: Store fresh herbs upright in a glass of water, similar to flowers, and cover them loosely with a plastic bag.