This guide clues you in on where to store fruits and veggies to maximize their shelf lives—even if you’re not supposed to keep them on shelves—and includes a reminder about the brilliance of potatoes: They’re not only great for filling you up on the cheap, they’ll stay good for two or three months so long as you keep them away from light and heat.
The list, which gives the lowdown on apples, asparagus, beets, corn, garlic, fresh herbs, peaches, tropical fruit, tomatoes, and more, is compiled by the Frugal Foodie at Mint.com. Here’ for instance, is the advice when it comes to fresh mushrooms:
Take out of the package and store in a paper bag in the refrigerator, or place on a tray and cover with a wet paper towel. They’ll last two to three days.