Let me just start this by saying, the one thing I CANNOT stand for, is rotten fruit!
How annoying is it to pay 18 bajillion dollars for a pint of fresh, ripe, organic strawberries, only to have them go bad the very next day?
Did you know that the average Canadian throws away about $0.40 for every $1.00 they spend on produce?!
Is that not CRAZY!?!?
I like to think that my heartmate and I do our very best at not letting any of our produce go to waste. Though, sometimes, it seems unavoidable.
And while I do consider us to be “conscious consumers”, we’re also regular guys who aren’t really that into repurposing broccoli stems into chips… No matter how good you try to convince us they are.
I have a soft spot for strawberries. Keeping them fresh for more than a couple of days is a big feat, and it just kills me to see them go to waste.
I’ve run all the google searches;
How to keep strawberries fresher for longer?
Best way to store berries to make them last?
How to save your strawberries from spoiling?
Needless to say I was beyond ecstatic when I found containers; Rubbermaid FreshWorks, that were designed for exactly that! Yep, keeping produce fresher for up to 80% longer; tested and proven specifically with strawberries! (It’s like they were made for me!).
I couldn’t believe it! So naturally, I put them to the test.
I bought two pints of organic strawberries (total cost: $36 bajillion – for those of you keeping track). I placed one in the FreshWorks containers, and the other in the light plastic containers in which they’re sold. Refrigerated them both and let the FreshWorks work its magic.
Low and behold, the strawberries that were left in their original store-bought containers, began decaying at their regular rate (3 days). In contrast, the ones I stored in the FreshWorks containers by Rubbermaid, lasted an additional 3-4 days.
My personal results exceeded the quoted 80% mark! My organic strawberries stayed fresh for a whole week!
To quote some of the Rubbermaid FreshWorks packaging, the containers come equipped with:
- Patented FreshVent technology,
- And a CrispTray, which allows your produce to properly aerate.
The results don’t lie! And to back up the claims even more, while my friend Sabrina of mymiaou.com traveled to Italy earlier this summer, she left a head of lettuce in a FreshWorks container for three weeks! Upon her return, the head of lettuce was still in tact, with zero decay at all!
Since fresh fruits and vegetables are integral to my diet as a plant-based individual, I’ve been over the moon since using FreshWorks.
Now, when anyone asks me how I prevent my produce from going bad, the answer is pretty clear.
The only exception is avocados.
Those will always be a mystery to me, lol! That said, the fool proof way of making sure your avocados don’t go bad, is never leaving any around! I never eat only half an avocado, always the whole thing, that way, there are never any leftover to waste!
Where to find Rubbermaid FreshWorks?
What are some of your best kept secrets on keeping your produce fresher, longer?
I love trying new tricks and DIY tips. From rubbing lemon on your apple slices to using special containers, let me know your best kept secrets! Share them with me in the comment section below!
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