11/20/2015 01:12 EST | Updated 11/20/2015 01:59 EST

Buying And Storing Produce Made Easy

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Fresh fruit and vegetables

When shopping for fresh produce, we all have our tricks to find the best foods, from smelling it to squeezing it to even knocking on it.

Fortunately, there is an easier way. In the infographic below by Activity Deck, we learn how to select and store fresh produce. And if you aren't sure how long your food can keep, the chart also includes insights on how long each item will remain fresh.

Assuming you're going all out and prepping your produce before putting it away, don't make the mistake of storing it all together. According to the food experts at The Kitchn, fruits give emit high levels of ethylene which can spoil surrounding vegetables. Be sure to keep the two in separate storage bins to keep them from contaminating each other.

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