Archive for June 2, 2012
So I’ve tried all sorts of tricks to keep my fruits and veggies from spoiling before I can eat them. I now keep them on the top of my refrigerator rather than the bin. Every time I open the fridge I see them staring me in the face. This helps in two regards I am more likely to grab a piece of fruit as a snack and I am more likely to dice them up and throw them into the dinner pot.
Still I don’t always seem to eat all of the produce before it begins to break down. A friend recommended purchasing a Ethylene Gas Guardian and I noticed an article on Wise Bread also touting this technology. It’s a little egg looking device that’s supposed to absorb the ethylene emitted by fruits and veggies. With the gas absorbed the manufacturers say your produce will last longer.
I was wondering if anyone has ever purchased one of these and if so did it really help your food stay fresh longer? From what I can tell you need to purchase the product along with refill packs. Once refilled the product will absorb gas for up to three months.
If the product works it may be worth the money, but I really don’t want to purchase one if it won’t make a difference. I’ll just stick with my current system which also involves simply buying less fruits and vegetables to begin with. I find sometimes my eyes are bigger than my belly when it comes to the produce department.