If you’re a normal human being, chances are, you’ve probably massacred a mango while trying to cut it. Or purchased a watermelon you thought was ripe but it so was not. Or bought bananas only to have them basically turn black just two days later. We feel you.
We’re about to blow your mind with some fruit and veggie hacks that will make buying them, cutting them, and eating them so much easier. Honestly–you’ll wonder how you lived so long without them.
Continue reading for 45 fruit and veggie hacks that are seriously genius.
1.) Shuck corn with ease
Simply cut off the bottom end of the corn then throw it in the microwave for 2-4 minutes. Hold the top of the husk and give it a shake, the cob will fall right out!
2.) Cut pomegranates properly
3.) Prevent potatoes from sprouting
4.) Keep bananas fresh
5.) Easily peel peaches
6.) Prevent apples from browning
7.) Pick the perfect avocado
8.) How to cut a pineapple properly
9.) Ripen avocados quickly
10.) Get super thin slices
11.) Keep veggies crisp
12.) Maximize lifespan of peppers
13.) Keep mushrooms wrapped
14.) Don’t refrigerate tomatoes
15.) But keep your lemons in the fridge
16.) Oranges too!
17.) How to cut butternut squash
18.) Easily slice cherry tomatoes
19.) Salt your watermelon
20.) Get kernels off corn without a mess
21.) Freeze bananas for healthy ‘ice cream’
22.) Grate and freeze lemon rinds
23.) Use watermelon rind as a bowl
24.) Juice lemons easier
25.) Cut mangos like a pro
26.) Make dehydrated fruit without a dehydrator
- Plums, pears, peaches, bananas, apples – 6 hours
- Grapes and oranges – 8-10 hours
- Cherries, strawberries, and apricots – 12 hours
27.) Open and peel bananas the proper way
28.) Freeze grapes to chill your wine
29.) De-stem strawberries with a straw
30.) Store leftover avocado with the pit
31.) Freeze watermelon chunks
32.) Prevent avocados from browning
33.) Keep cheese from hardening
34.) Don’t wash fruit or veggies before putting in the fridge
35.) …except berries!