Does It Work: Green Bags

July 24, 2008 8:42:20 AM PDT
We're trying another hot product and trying it before you buy it. By popular demand, we're testing Debbie Meyer Green Bags. The bags promise to keep your fruits and vegetables from spoiling so fast.

Mother of three, Becca Wiebe, agreed to put the plastic pouches to the test. She's part of a fruit co-op so these bags may just be the answer to keeping her produce fresh longer.

The directions are simple, make sure your fruit is dry, place it in the bag, and fold the top over. Becca kept a video diary of her experience with the bags. She put bananas in the green bags and also left a few on the countertop.

After two days, Becca didn't see much difference. As for the strawberries she put in the green bags, after two days they were still looking good.

By day 5 the strawberries in the green bags still look good. As for the bananas, the ones in the green bag still look great. The ones Becca kept on the counter and not in the green bag have brown spots on them. By day 6, the strawberries continue to look good. As for the strawberries Becca bought just two earlier and didn't store in the green bags, some are already rotting.

By day 8, the green bags are still keeping Becca's fruit looking good. While using the green bags, Becca has some advice. She says to make sure you keep the produce and the bags dry. If you don't get the moisture out, Becca says the fruit will get moldy.

Overall, Becca says the Debbie Meyer Green Bags are something that she'll keep in her kitchen.

So we give the Debbie Meyer Green Bags a thumbs up. They come in two different sizes and cost 10 bucks for 20 bags. The bags are reusable up to ten times. We found the bags at stores like Target and Bed Bath and Beyond. You can also order them on-line but be careful of high shipping charges.

Besides fruit, you can also get special bread and veggie green bags. You can also use the green bags on fresh cut flowers and herbs.


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