9 Surprising Fruits and Vegetables That Last a Long Time

Discover which pieces of produce stay fresh the longest.

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By Marlisse Cepeda

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Eats with Staying Power

With the week’s dinners, school lunches and inevitable snack cravings, it’s easy to leave the grocery store with an overflowing shopping cart. Considering that 40 percent of the land-grown food in the U.S. doesn’t get eaten, chances are some of your purchases will spoil and end up in the trash—along 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 family’s unpredictable palates. Click through to find out which produce items stand the test of time. 

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