How to Extend the Shelf-life of Fruits and Vegetables
1. Place moist sawdust in a big basin or pail. Take care to remove sharp or pointed pieces in the sawdust that will hurt the fruits or vegetables as it is in this way that rotting caused by bacterial organisms start.
2. Place the fruits and vegetables in this pail and cover with moist sawdust again.
3. Do not allow water to accumulate at the bottom of the pail. Within 11 days, the fruits/vegetables will lose only 2% of their weight while in the usual way of storage, the total loss of weight is 10% within the same period of time.
Source: Philippine Farmers’ Journal July-August 1983