Naked Apartments-Debbie Meyers Green Bags

July 30, 2009 at 1:02 pm 1 comment

My post today over at Naked Apartments

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Tell me if this sounds familiar: Wilted lettuce in the fridge. Mushy cucumbers. Dried-out broccoli. Overripe bananas.  Yeah, thought so. It’s always been a race against time to finish all the produce I buy from the supermarket or farmer’s market. Especially during summer when everything looks so good and is quite irresistible. Unfortunately, I never seem to be able to eat all of my fruits and veggies before something starts to go bad,  squishy, or grow fuzzy mold.

I’ve found the answer to our problems, fruits and veggie lovers: Debbie Meyer’s Green Bags! You may have seen these at your local health food store or advertised on TV.  These greenies are storage bags for your produce that will extend the shelf life of your fruits and vegetables without chemicals. Cool, right?

Here’s how they work: after fruit and vegetables are harvested, they begin emitting a gas called ethylene, which speeds up ripening and aging.  Green bags (non-toxic) are formulated to absorb and remove the ethylene, thus keeping your produce fresh for longer.

Check out the website to order Green Bags and delve into the how’s and why’s of this cool product. A word of caution, however:  the manufacturers say that you can keep produce safe for weeks. I would advise, however, not to keep produce longer than a week or so. Taste something that’s picked fresh and then something that’s been lying around for too long, and you’ll see what I mean. Plus, fresher foods are more nutrient dense than the not-so-fresh.

Green Bags are a great addition to your kitchen, will keep your food fresher for longer, and will save you some cash, too—they’re reusable AND you won’t be wasting food anymore.

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  • 1. Patti McCabe  |  July 30, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Most excellent. Thanks for the post! I’ve been considering trying these out for a long time, but never really looked into how they worked so naturally I had some skepticism there. I’m totally going to buy some this weekend. Yay!

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