Sunday, May 15, 2011

The Fountain of Youth for Produce

Every Friday morning it's time for the weekly shopping trip, usually back-to-back stops at Costco and Cub. The vast majority of our purchases are produce...lots of fruit and vegetables. While most items have a decent shelf-life, a lot of that produce will go south fast.

Enter Peak Fresh re-usable produce bags...the fountain of youth for produce. All produce gives off ethylene gas. This gas causes the ripening process and eventually accelerates spoiling. The more ethylene gas present, the faster the produce matures and spoils. Peak Fresh bags are made with a special film that breathes and removes ethylene gas through the bag wall into the atmosphere. The film is also treated to minimize moisture formation, which serves to inhibit mold and bacteria growth.

This product is amazing. I've been able to keep delicate, fresh herbs like cilantro and mint good for a week. You know how that fresh cauliflower starts to get brown spots after a few days in the fridge? Won't happen if you store it in Peak Fresh. Scallions, spinach, arugula, ginger....all will last a lot longer when stored in these bags. 

The bags are re-useable...just rinse and dry. They are $6.29 for 10 bags and they are available at

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