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Keeping Produce Fresh

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Keeping Produce Fresh

Postby minervasden » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:27 am

Those of you who who use produce for your pets (or yourselves) how do you keep it fresh?

I purchased some "green" bags in a private or store brand. I've had mixed results with the bags. Anyone else use or have tried these?
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Postby Ash » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:50 am

It's tough... I haven't been able to figure it out either. I just have to go to the store every few days. :/ If someone has suggestions, I'd like to know too.
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Postby Ana » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:58 am

Same problems here, we're at the store every few days buying produce. :/
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Re: Keeping Produce Fresh

Postby Vata Raven » Thu Sep 21, 2017 6:17 am

Some tips on keeping produce fresh for longer

http://clark.com/shopping-retail/29-way ... er-longer/
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Postby minervasden » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:45 pm

Vata Raven wrote:Some tips on keeping produce fresh for longer

http://clark.com/shopping-retail/29-way ... er-longer/


Thank you for posting the link. I'm hoping some members have methods they have tried and had success with.

Ana wrote:Same problems here, we're at the store every few days buying produce. :/


I wish I had a local grocery store. I would be happy to be able to pick up produce every few days.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Sep 21, 2017 1:26 pm

Foil works okay but I had the best luck with big ziplocks keeping things fresh a long time.
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Postby Vata Raven » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:14 pm

minervasden wrote:Thank you for posting the link. I'm hoping some members have methods they have tried and had success with.

If you read the article (I'm sure you did), it mentions ethylene gas, it's a gas produce give off as they ripen. You mentioned using "green" bags with mixed results.

So, my local Kroger once provided green produce bags (for a short period), and they did in fact keep the produce fresher for much longer.

Look for bags or products that help control/contain the ethylene gas. Just because it's a green colored bag does not mean it will control the ethylene gas. The bags do work, you just need to make sure that's what you are getting.

On that note of them working, I read some produce do better in them than others. I'll look into it and post the link here if I come across anything.

But, I'm also a firm believer that it's possible to persevere the freshness without man-made plastic. I can't tell you the magic trick to it (I don't know it), but with some searching, I'm sure something will come up about produce freshness.

A good starting point would be to figure out what produce gives off the gas.
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Postby pat » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:33 pm

TamanduaGirl wrote:Foil works okay but I had the best luck with big ziplocks keeping things fresh a long time.


I agree with your method mary. I also use zip lock bags. I just flatten and keep pressing air out of the bag as I seal it.
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Postby TamanduaGirl » Thu Sep 21, 2017 3:28 pm

I used to do the foil but it's kind of annoying to use. Don't know why it works but it does and is plastic free. At least works on things like lettuce and celery.

The bags work great too though and are less annoying. I've bought 3 packs of leaf lettuce and had it stay fresh all month, depending on it's condition when I got it. Maybe opening the bag now and then to use it lets the gas out but it does fine.
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Postby pat » Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:21 pm

Leaf lettuce lasts longer than head lettuce. at least it does for me.

sometimes, I would wrap a stock of leaf lettuce in a heavy damp paper towel, then put it in a zip lock bag.
my sister told me that one, she use to work in a restaurant. either way, the leaf does last longer, especially if it is wrapped good.

for me foil don't seem to give a good seal. but, would work to put over an air tight bag I guess.

I also separate my leaf lettuce like you do, lasts for well over a month.
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Re: Keeping Produce Fresh

Postby Vata Raven » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:18 pm

Oh! One thing I did see are silicone food savers.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OQ3PQ5G/

It would help to reduce plastic use.
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Postby Lara » Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:52 pm

Those are interesting! I've used these before, and they work pretty well too:

https://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Fresh ... esh+longer


I use greens for my bunnies, and some berries, and they keep for much longer in those.

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