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Evert-Fresh Bags

When I first saw Evert-Fresh Bags, I thought they were a gimmick. The thought of a bag being able to keep produce fresh for up to a month seemed impossible. But one of my old colleagues said that they worked for her, which made me curious enough to try them myself.

The bag is supposed to keep produce fresh by slowing down the ripening process and keeping bacteria from forming. The claims are pretty impressive — it absorbs the harmful gases that fruits and veggies give off like ethylene and ammonia, controls humidity, and minimizes moisture. From a scientific standpoint I have no idea if that's what's really happening inside those bags, but I can say that they do work.

I think I store my fruits and veggies pretty well to begin with, so I was pretty shocked that the bags impressed me. I use mine to store lettuce and berries, and they definitely work in keeping my produce fresh longer than my previous storage methods. I don't let produce sit around too long to begin with, but after returning from a week-long vacation nothing I left in the fridge spoiled — not my strawberries, arugula, or peppers, all of which had been there two weeks!


I still try and eat my produce ASAP, but the bags are a great option if you're worried about letting produce you buy from a farmers market go to waste or for times you can't get through your produce fast enough.



rivekkah rivekkah 8 years
I love these things!
x3Lorelei x3Lorelei 8 years
They have the tupperware now. I'd much rather use that.
dd-sugar dd-sugar 8 years
I've used many different brands of these and they all work the same--great. I like many different kinds of fruits and veggies but can't eat them in the time they should be consumed. These work great and such a money saver.
Bksuga Bksuga 8 years
hmmm...i gotta get some of these i usually picky about these seen on tv things.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
I've always wondered about this...thanks for the review. I hate letting produce go to waste, but I feel like it always happens.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I was going to say...they look just like a rip-off of the Debbie Meyer Green Bags. They're probably the same thing, actually. I guess they're kind of a neat idea, though. I go through produce so quickly though; I haven't thrown out rotten produce in a LONG time!
Peggasus Peggasus 8 years
I've never seen this specific brand, but we have the Debbie Meyer Green Bags in my area. I LOVE them! I've even gotten my mother and a brother to buy them, too. I mean, c'mon: cilantro lasts longer than two days (up to two WEEKS!) in them without getting all slimy. I've seen that she also makes some for deli meats, cheeses and bread too, but I have not tried those.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
I've used a these types of bags in the past, and they really are pretty nifty!
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
one of my coworkers SWEARS by these, and he was as surprised as anyone that they were helpful
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