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fruit shelf life

if fruit still looks good and smells good, is it still good? even if it’s a week, sometimes two weeks old? i’m talking mostly apples, berries, and tomatoes. i’m nervous to taste it just in case it’s gone bad, but i really just can’t tell a difference! help?

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  • Trust your senses…do you eat organic? If it were conventional, I would be suspicious that something had been sprayed on it to make it last longer then normal.

    I’ve had certain types of organic apples that have lasted a few weeks for some reason; they still tasted fine.

  • I’ve had two pears (a pair hehe)for a couple of weeks and they still haven’t ripened!I’ve been keeping them in a paper bag with various ripening bananas. They keep ripening, so I have to keep eating them!

  • MOTH – yes, i do eat organic usually. not always, but most of the time. if i can get something at the local co-op or farmers market, i’ll do that, but sometimes i have to go to the grocery store, and organic there is just too expensive!!

    and it’s weird because i have seen a tomato go bad… and i mean baaad… after just a couple of days, but i have three organic roma tomatoes that have been in the fridge for probably 3 weeks now and they still look and feel perfectly good! i guess i should just cut them open and go from there.

  • was it in the fridge? apples last a long time but berries usually go rancid unless they were underripe. sometimes it might look ok then you bite into it and ick!

  • it’s still good, although may not be viable…. people have stored fruit like apples in root cellars for seasons, and they still taste fresh. It can still be edible/ fresh tasting, etc, but may be declining in enzymes, vitamins, etc. No expert though, lol!

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