How to Keep Produce Fresh

bambooee for fresh produceI have a new favourite way to keep my leafy greens and other fresh fruits and vegetables fresh. This is not a paid endorsement. This is genuinely a product that I saw on Shark Tank that immediately resonated with me.

Do you know the trick about putting paper towels in with your produce to help it keep longer? That’s because produce wilts and goes bad more quickly when it’s wet. If you can eliminate the moisture, it will keep much longer.

However, using all of those paper towels is a real waste. I want to keep my environmental footprint low, but I also don’t want to waste money on vegetables that go bad before I can eat them.

Then I watched the Bambooee presentation on Shark Tank. What I love about this product is that it’s not just more absorbent than paper towel but it’s also machine washable! You can wash them up to something like 100 times before they start to break down. Terrific!

I got my first roll of Bamobooee on Amazon about a month ago and since then I’ve been putting a piece in with all of my vegetables and fruit and it works great.

For my greens, sometimes I notice that they’re already a bit wet when I pick them up from the grocery store, so I actually dump all of them out, put a piece of Bambooee at the bottom of s┬ácontainer, and then another piece on top. This really helps to soak up the moisture. If they’re really wet, I’ll put a layer in between as well.

silicone bowl coversI’m pretty hooked on this stuff. Now I can keep my produce fresh and not waste paper. If only we could do something about all that spinach packaging…

Oh, there’s another product unrelated to Bambooee that I love. Have you seen those silicone covers? You can get them in a variety of sizes and they replace the need for saran wrap. I have them in 3 sizes: large for large bowls, a medium one for a salad or cereal sized bowl, and small ones that are perfect for covering smoothies that you aren’t going to drink straight away. I highly recommend those as well!

 

 

 

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