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Herd it Through the Grapevine: Banana & Celery Tricks

Tips, Hints and Tidbits by Dodie Dennis

Banana Trick

Bananas are such a delicious, easy-to-eat snack. Unfortunately, they also go bad really quickly. After a few days of lying out on your kitchen counter, your bananas will start to brown.

Once that happens, no one will want to eat them. If you need to keep your bananas fresher longer, turn to aluminum foil.

Wrap a small piece of aluminum foil around the stem of your bananas. By breaking off part of the banana’s contact with the air, you can slow the decaying process that plagues these fruits. A little piece of aluminum foil can lead to longer days of ripe, yellow, ready-to-eat fruit.

Celery Trick

Many people keep their celery in the refrigerator in the plastic bag in which they bought it, or directly in the fridge, without packaging. However, if stored this way, celery will quickly become dry and inedible.

The best way to store celery is to keep the celery heads whole, then wrap it tightly in aluminum foil before putting it in the refrigerator.

This trick allows you not to lose the moisture from your celery, which will leave it fresh and crispy for 2 to 4 weeks.

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  1. I’ve wrapped in foil before & it worked! I have an old celery keeper from Tupperware & it’s 👎🏼👎🏼👎🏼! Here’s a good tip I do, I buy leaf lettuce & wash it well & rinse a plastic grocery bag out & then lay in about 3 white paper towels in the bottom. Tie up the bag tightly & squeeze out the air & it’s so good & Crispy! It stays 2-3 weeks!

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