More than likely, you’ve thrown a few apple slices in the same container as carrots. They both taste sweet, so what’s the big deal? Well, Becky Kerkenbush, RD and media representative for the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics told INSIDER that some fruits produce ethylene gas (apples, apricots, avocado, bananas, cantaloupe, melons, kiwi, mango, nectarine, pears, plums, peaches, papaya) can cause early spoilage to vegetables (cucumber, broccoli, asparagus, lettuce, carrots, green beans, eggplant, summer squash). And don’t store fruits/vegetable in airtight containers as that may speed up decay.
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