With the weeks dinners, school lunches and inevitable snack cravings, its easy to leave the grocery store with an overflowing shopping cart. Considering that 40 percent of the land-grown food in the U.S. doesnt get eaten, chances are some of your purchases will spoil and end up in the trashalong with the money you paid for them. A better idea: Buy berries, bananas and other fare with notoriously short shelf lives sparingly, and stock up on food that can stick around to please your familys unpredictable palates. Click through to find out which produce items stand the test of time.
9 Surprising Fruits and Vegetables That Last a Long Time
Discover which pieces of produce stay fresh the longest.
This article originally appeared on Womansday.com.
By Marlisse Cepeda
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Eats with Staying Power