Ways You’re Using Your Refrigerator Wrong
Storing these near each other
Some fruits and vegetables produce something called ethylene gas. Major offenders include stone fruit (peaches, plums, nectarines), mangoes, and pears. Other fruits and veggies are especially sensitive to ethylene gas, and go bad quickly if put near them. Those include Brussel sprouts, broccoli, cucumber, bell peppers, strawberries, squash, and eggplant. Keep these two groups separate.