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Apple Storage StorageApple Storage<div class="ExternalClassC71933579A2C4926AB9184EA213247CD"><div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-embedcode ms-rte-embedil ms-rtestate-notify"><div class="medium-11 medium-centered small-12 small-centered columns"> <img src="/Banners/banner3.png" data-alt-src="" alt="" /> </div></div><p>‚Äč</p><p>We waste the equivalent of 55,000 apples every single day in Metro Vancouver. (Source <a href="/about/Documents/InfoBooklet.pdf" target="_blank">LFHW Info Booklet</a>) Wasting food means that all the resources used to produce that food are also wasted (e.g. water, land, and fuel).</p><p>The good news is that this problem is easy to solve if we all make some simple changes, like storing our food so it stays fresh for longer.</p><h4>Where's the best place to store apples?</h4><p>Some produce, like apples, gives off a gas called ethelyne that speeds ripening. To keep foods longer, separate foods that create ethelyne (like many fruits) from the foods that are damaged by it (many veggies).</p><p>The best place to store apples is in a loosely tied bag in a low humidity produce drawer. </p><div class="medium-6 small-12 columns end"><h2> <img alt="Crisper Drawers" src="/about/discussions/PublishingImages/CrisperDrawers.PNG" /> </h2></div><p>See how to organize your fridge to make food last longer in our <a href="/keep-it-fresh/fridge/Pages/default.aspx">fridge organization guide</a>. </p><p>Learn more about storing fruits and vegetables. <a href="" target="_blank">Watch our video</a>.</p><p>See more <a href="/keep-it-fresh/videos/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">food hack videos here</a>.</p><h4>How long will apples last?</h4><p>Apples will last four weeks in the fridge. Or, you can freeze apples for 8-12 months. Slice them up first, and they're great to use in baking, like a pie or crumble, or applesauce.</p><p> <a href="/keep-it-fresh/shelf-life/Pages/default.aspx" target="_blank">Learn more</a> about how long food will stay fresh, and the different ways to store it.<br></p></div>Canada