Augh – the dreaded leftover vegetables. You know them, the ones you buy a week before you go away because you think that you will cook some healthy meals with them in preparation for your food festival holiday. Yup, there they are:
Such has been my dilemma in the past. Not for this trip. Recently I was contacted by the folks at Marnie’s Keep Fresh who had read that since we have started ordering organic boxes every two weeks, our culinary skills and brain cells have been challenged by the “What IS this vegetable and what DO I do with it?” dilemma compounded by the fact that organic veggies do not last as long as non-organic ones. Obviously.
They claim that their product keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for up to 6 weeks longer. I was intrigued. The following information is adapted from their website.
What is KeepFresh ?
KeepFresh is a green cartridge that you simply place in your refrigerator crisper bin. It will keep you fruit and vegetables fresh for up to 6 weeks longer and reduce your fresh produce wastage by up to 80%.
KeepFresh removes ethylene gas. This is a gas that is produced naturally by fruit and vegetables as they age and ripen. This gas builds up in your refrigerator and it is responsible for the rapid deterioration of your fruit and vegetables. Removing ethylene gas is vital to keeping your fruit and vegetables fresh for longer.
KeepFresh is completely safe and will not harm your produce in any way. In fact, by protecting your produce against the harmful effects of ethylene gas, KeepFresh helps your produce to retain their vitamins and nutrients until you are ready to eat them.
KeepFresh has been tested by independent laboratories and has been proven to remove up to 99% of ethylene gas that is produced by fruit and vegetables as they are being stored.
3 months protection
KeepFresh will give you 3 months protection from harmful
ethylene gas in your refrigerator.
At the end of the 3 months simply replace the used KeepFresh sachet inside your cartridge with a new KeepFresh Refill sachet.
Simple and convenient
Simply placing a green KeepFresh cartridge in your refrigerator produce drawer can reduce your fruit and vegetable wastage by more than 80% and save you hundreds of dollars per year in unnecessary food wastage.
Alllll – right then, let’s give this a go!
I am very excited about this as I really hate throwing out food and the organic produce really does not last as long.
Check back in after we return from France to see how the veggies fared in two weeks. I will also be featuring a post from Garry of Keep Fresh about tips for storing vegetables.
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