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15 Mistakes You're Making When Buying Produce

Eat This, Not That! Logo By Karla Walsh of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 16: Considering only nine percent of Americans hit their five-a-day vegetable quota according to the Centers for Disease Control, no produce is bad produce. Still, some savvy shopping and storage strategies can save you precious dollars, make your purchases last longer, and help you steer clear of bad bacteria so you’ll be more likely to join the fruit- and veggie-rocking ranks.Follow these 15 expert-endorsed tips to shop smarter the next time you’re stocking up on strawberries, squash or spinach. And for more budget-friendly tips and advice on how to avoid foodborne illness, subscribe to the Eat This, Not That! magazine. For a limited time, you’ll get 50 percent off the cover price!

15 Mistakes You're Making When Buying Produce

Considering only nine percent of Americans hit their five-a-day vegetable quota according to the Centers for Disease Control, no produce is bad produce. Still, some savvy shopping and storage strategies can save you precious dollars, make your purchases last longer, and help you steer clear of bad bacteria so you’ll be more likely to join the fruit- and veggie-rocking ranks.

Follow these 15 expert-endorsed tips to shop smarter the next time you’re stocking up on strawberries, squash or spinach.  Click through the slideshow above.

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