Turns out that one bad apple can actually ruin the whole bunch, so bruised apples should be separated from other apples. Apples should be stored in the refrigerator. They will do best and last longest in a crisper drawer on top of a dampened paper towel.
On the other hand, if you want to ripen other fruit, put an apple in a paper bag with the other fruit and both will ripen more quickly.
It's so much more fun and more rewarding to pick apples from a tree than at a grocery store. But, if there is not an apple tree handy, remember to choose apples that are not bruised and buy organic. Apples are at the top of the Environmental Working Group's Dirty Dozen list.
By the way, Matt and I have launched a new non-profit -- Break Through Academy. This blog now lives on the Break Through Academy website (www.b-t-academy.org). Feel free to visit it and to check out the newly relaunched Break Through Consulting site with an increased focus on Healthy Organizations. More to come about both endeavors!
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