ONE of the biggest problems people face when trying to stick to a grocery budget is how to make the most of fruit and vegetables.
The Bulletin asked readers last night for their tips of keeping fruit and vegetables fresh for as long as possible.
Here are the top 10 tips:
1. Use Tupperware to store fruit and vegetables
2. Grow your own vegetables and fruit
3. Buy fruit and vegetables as you need, not in bulk
4. Wrap lettuce and bananas in newspaper
5. Some fruit and vegetables can be frozen, including pumpkin and bananas, but they may be limited in what you can use them for after defrosting
6. Billie Fraser says "Remove seeds from things you are only using a portion of ( capsicum, pumpkin, melons) store bananas separately"
7. Vacuum sealed bags
8. Buy fresh from the local markets
9. Buy fruit and vegetables not quite ripe
10. Keep the crisper in your fridge clean and get rid of any over ripe or bacteria infected foods ASAP