We came across these bags a while ago and have been testing them and really love them. They do exactly what they say they do and your veggies really do stay fresh for longer. The video on them is a must watch.
What are they and why do they work?
Keeping your fruit and vegetables in a plastic bag is the perfect environment for bacterial growth which increases the rate of decay, and slimyness, of the produce you've just bought. It effectively suffocates in the plastic bag and begins to sweat, wilt, lose it's sweet flavour and tastes, and looks, pretty horrible. The Greenleaf Produce Enhancer changes this; it prevents the need for single use plastic produce bags and maintains the freshness of your veggies in the fridge by allowing them to breathe and rehydrate. The Produce Enhancer is made from unbleached, undyed 100% pure hemp; you wet the bag and the hemp fibres hold moisture so your produce can absorb moisture from the bag to rehydrate. It also means the vegetables are protected from the dehydrating environment inside the frost-free refrigerator. This process protects the shelf life of your produce by 1 to 2 weeks, depending on the quality of the produce and conditions inside your fridge. Altogether, meaning that you are eating healthy, flavoursome, sweet, living fresh food that has the greatest capacity to nourish your body and care for your health.
What can be kept in the Fresh Produce Enhancer?
- Leafy Greens – celery, kale, lettuce, collards, spinach, silver beet, chard, bok choy
- Herbs – coriander, mint, basil, rocket, chives, shallots, dill, fennel, parsley
- Vegetables – asparagus, carrots, beetroots, broccoli, cauliflower, beans, brussel sprouts, cabbage, radishes, rhubarb and
- Vegetables that are really fruits - cucumber, tomatoes, capsicum, squash and zucchini, and more!
How to use?
Wet the Fresh Produce Enhancer, put your produce in & then into the refrigerator. When you have eaten it all, wash and repeat! Be proud of yourself for choosing a made-to-last, re-usable, sustainable product and take notice of how your leafy greens and vegetables stay healthy, flavoursome and aromatic in a Fresh Produce Enhancer - naturally.
Which veggies go together?
Mix and match produce in the Fresh Produce Enhancer according to weight. That is, we don’t put our baby spinach leaves with carrots! We put hard things together, like carrots and beetroots, and similar things together like cauliflower and broccoli, tall things together, like celery and kale and we keep our salad leaves together in a bag all on their own.
How to Re-Use?
Machine wash in cold water, do not bleach, line dry in the sun. The Fresh Produce Enhancer is made from 100% pure, natural Hemp, a very durable fibre, and to prevent fraying it has double stitched side seams and is made to last.
Greenleaf Bag is a Queensland business focusing on making change which is better for our bodies and the planet. The Fresh Produce Enhancer means you can store your vegetables in the best material possible, not subject yourselves, or your family, to harmful chemicals from plastic or other, less clean, fabrics and eat your alive fresh produce at its best.
The Fresh Produce Enhancer is made from pure, natural 100% Hemp. Greenleaf Bag have searched for many years to find the artisans of toxin free natural fibre production and they've found it in Hemp and high quality Hemp. Perfect for locally grown, flavoursome, high quality fresh produce. Choosing Hemp over cotton was easy and a very informed choice. Hemp is an amazing crop which grows faster, yields higher, requires half the land and much less irrigation than cotton so a very eco friendly material. Although the Fresh Produce Enhancer does keep your fresh produce alive, sweet, crispy and flavoursome in the refrigerator for longer, for Greenleaf Bag, this was an added bonus to it's non toxic and eco friendly (plastic avoiding) properties! Their main goal is safe, ethical, sustainable and reusable fresh food storage.
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