"Green Bags". Do they really help vegatables stay fresh longer?

United States
June 3, 2008 2:43pm CST
With the rising cost of food I am sure we have all been trying to get the most out of what we buy. I recently purchased those "green bags" that are supposed to help your fresh produce stay fresh longer. So far the jury is still out. I haven't been using them long enough to tell if they have made a difference. Butone annoying this is that you are supposed to keep the inside of the bad dry, however the vegatables build up a lot of condensation. Have anyone else used these? What has your experience been? Do you think they work and help keep your produce fresh longer?
3 responses
@lilybug (21145)
• United States
4 Jun 08
I have never used them. I have been tempted to buy them though. I saw some the other day that were a different brand than I have seen before and they were half the price. I almost bought them, but I was not sure if I would be wasting my money on them.
• United States
4 Jun 08
I've seen those before in specialty catalogs and considered buying them. But, I just haven't gotten around to it. Once years ago, I purchased a food saver machine that cost well over $100 and it did a good job of sealing glass jars and canisters. It could keep a head of lettuce fresh for up to four weeks. And, that's rare considering that the lettuce usually goes bad within days of cutitng. I do not know how to solve the condensation issue. Perhaps you could use a paper towel to absorb the moisture. That's what I do when I use Ziplock bags. It usually works.
3 Jun 08
I have never heard of these before, i always unwrap my fruit and veg as soon as i get home and just leave them out of bags altoggether as i find the condensation that builds up makes them degrade a lot quicker.