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Old 05-07-2008, 11:58 AM   #11
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I think some of us would be interested in your experiences with them.
I would anyway.....
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Old 05-07-2008, 11:59 AM   #12
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What he said ^^^
I'm gonna go plant some spinach to put in 'em. :)
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:07 PM   #13
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For what it's worth and for those interested, our Walgreens has the Green Bags on sale this week...20 bags for $9.99. Don't know if it's a nationwide sale, but it might be worth checking out if you have a Walgreens store near you.
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:48 PM   #14
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I use them and think they do a wonderful job. Try your bananas in them....don't turn brown and keep for quite awhile. Other fruits and veggies have done very well in them too. I highly recommend them!
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:14 PM   #15
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They are being sold at night on TV. Am a night owl when I can afford to be and see the ads regularly.

The idea confuses me however. Let us take the claim at face value - the plastic absorbs the ethylene gas that causes fruits and veggies to rot.

If you put the items in the fridge or on the counter, unwrapped, would not the ethylene gas just get dispersed into the surrounding air? Does it matter if the gas is removed by mixing with the room air or sucked up by some treated plastic?

My guess is that it provides a wrapper/container to keep items from drying out and at the same time absorbs the ethylene gas that would normally build up in a plastic bag.

Maybe so. But I would love to know what the experience of DC'ers is.
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Old 05-07-2008, 06:56 PM   #16
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This is what I use they work great. I also think storing lettuce etc soaking wet from the sprayers speeds spoilage. You can do some things on your own like put mushrooms in a paper bag instead of the plastic. I like to wrap a paper towel ot two around a bundle of asparagus seems to keep it fresher longer. Anyone have any other tricks?

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Old 05-07-2008, 07:03 PM   #17
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I didn't know that about mushrooms.
They always seem to keep longer (for me) before I tear the plastic wrap. Then if I don't use them all they get wet/slimey really fast. Yet if I don't open them up for days, they are fine.
I bought some shrooms last Thurs., cooked some Fri., then handi-vacced the rest in their container..... I just opened them back up and they were almost like they were a week ago. That's doing pretty good for me.
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Old 05-07-2008, 07:37 PM   #18
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I've heard celery lasts longer wrapped in foil.
I guess it does, I've only tried it once or twice.
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Old 06-03-2008, 01:05 PM   #19
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I've used a green bag but I'm not sure what brand it was. A friend lent us one to try and I really don't think it did anything. The bananas seemed to go in their usual amount of time. But maybe we weren't covering them, right?
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:36 PM   #20
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There was a brief article written on them in the latest CR magazine. They compared it to using regular ziplok bags. The green bags only did better with bananas, but it most cases, the ziploks actually did better.
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