Save Money on Fruit and Vegetables
Fruit and Vegetables
A healthy balanced diet demands that Fruit and Vegetables take up a sensible part of our daily diet. Five different portions a day are suggested and nobody would argue that this is not a good thing to do.
Fruit and vegetables are, for the most part, living, growing things to the point when they are harvested. After this they start to deteriorate. At times this is desirable. Bananas need to ripen and pears to lose some of their crunch.
The problem with fruit and vegetables is that the ripening and deterioration can proceed much quicker than one would like. There cannot be a household anywhere that has not had to throw about wasted fruit and vegetables. This is like dropping money in the bin.
The refrigerator can and does help to make food last days longer. Often though it is not long enough.
What would you say of a cheap re-usable product which could make your fruit and vegetables last from three to ten times longer?
The natural decomposition of fruit and vegetables is caused by Ethylene gas which they give off as they ripen. If the ethylene gas can be reduced then the fruit and vegetables will last longer, NATURALLY! No waxes, freezing or chemical dips or sprays. Just reduction of a natural gas naturally.
The answer is Green Bags! There are several different Green Bag products on the market but all work in a broadly similar way by absorbing the ethylene gas.
All you need to do is clean your fruit and vegetables and when dry place them into a Green Bag. The bags are not sealed but simply folded shut. The contents will last longer, much longer than if simply left on the kichen top or in a chiller drawer.
Common sense and know how is the most important ingredient in the kitchen. Tomatoes taste better if not placed in the fridge, but you can extend their useful life by storing in Green Bags. Bananas NEED to ripen and appear to be the only 'fruit' unsuitable for bag storage.. These can be placed in Green Bags but are not the ideal produce to use. Mushrooms of course are a fungus and not a fruit or a vegetable. Mushrooms are best stored wrapped in newspaper. Not knowing when a fruit or vegetable was harvested can cause a bit of an error.
BUT...Green Bags do work. They can and will save you money. Each bag after rinsing and drying can be used by up to eight times. Longer if you are lucky.
Though ideal for use in the home they can be great too on camping trips or when travelling by boat.