Keeping it Fresh

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:

So what to do? Give them to the neighbour in a lame attempt at “holiday giving”? Throw them out – ugh – HATE food waste – or perhaps just hope that they will survive two weeks without you.

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%.

How does KeepFresh work ?

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.

Safe & non -toxic

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.

Proven effectiveness

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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One Response to Keeping it Fresh

  1. Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 21, 2010 at 21:56 #

    Here are the 6 comments that did not import from Blogger:

    Tasha – The Clean Eating Mama said…
    I must order some of these!
    December 18, 2009 12:34 PM

    Kate at Serendipity said…
    Ummm…I’m sorry, I’d be afraid of food that is still good after 6 weeks. Unless it’s in a can, that is. Sorry, that’s just me. But hey, I’ll see you on Tuesday! Bon voyage.
    December 18, 2009 2:45 PM

    The Best Family said…
    i’ve seen these and wondered how well they worked. looking forward to finding out how your experiment turns out! if you like them, i would totally try them, as i too hate wasting produce yet don’t always get to the things i so optimistically buy at the market . . .
    December 18, 2009 7:27 PM

    Mardi @eatlivetravelwrite said…
    Tasha and Best Family – I am hopeful that this will work like it says it will…

    Kate – yes, see you Tuesday and I am a little bit with you on this but I won’t be leaving that stuff in there for 6 weeks. I am thinking it’s a useful addition to the crisper to keep stuff a little bit longer especially as we enter winter and will have a bunch of veg in there that we won’t know what to do with..
    December 20, 2009 12:14 AM

    Unplanned Cooking said…
    Can’t wait to see if they work. If they do, what a fantastic deal. Can you reuse the bags?
    December 20, 2009 10:33 AM

    Divina Pe said…
    Okay, I’ll patiently wait for the answer. 😀
    December 24, 2009 11:48 AM

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