News: Where fruits and vegetables are stored may affect health benefits

How do you store your fruits and veggies? If it’s in the dark, you might want to turn on the

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How do you store your fruits and veggies? If it’s in the dark, you might want to turn on the light.

According to a new study published in Current Biology, fruits and veggies still respond to their environment up to a week after being harvested.

What does that mean for their health benefits?

‘We found we could use light to coax them to make more cancer-fighting antioxidants at certain times of day,‘ lead researcher Janet Braam said in a press release.

Meanwhile, storing fruits and veggies in the dark could disrupt their daily rhythms.

The researchers concluded that using natural light to promote natural daily rhythms may be a simple way "to promote pest resistance and nutritional value of plant-derived food."

What do you think? Will you be moving your fruits and veggies out of the fridge and on to the windowsill?

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