After 7 days in the refrigerator, this is what the mixed greens, blueberries, and strawberries looked like.
Mixed field greens
I really like mixed field green that come in the bag or clam shell, but I have a REALLY hard time using it all before it goes bad. The greens in the FreshWorks™ container look just like they did when I buy them. There was one piece that had gone bad. The greens on the right, however, weren’t so lucky. I left these greens inside the plastic clamshell I bought them in. As you can see, they are a mess. The smell was pretty bad too.
Verdict: Win for the FreshWorks™ container with greens
It was hard to get a good picture of my blueberries side by side. The berries in the FreshWorks™ container were bright and firmer than the berries left in the plastic store package. There were a few blueberries in the FreshWorks™ container that had gone soft at the bottom of the container, but nothing like the conventional container. The berries stored in the conventional container were dull in color, had shriveled skin, and were softer in texture.
Verdict: Win for the FreshWorks container for blueberries
You can guess the winner for this last challenge. There no debate on which container kept the strawberries fresher. After 7 days, the FreshWorks™ container stored strawberry looks as good as it did when it went in. The stem is still green and the berry is pulp. The other strawberries stored in the store packaging were dry, shriveled, and had begun to show mold. Yuck!
Verdict: Win for FreshWorks container for strawberries
The FreshWorks™ Produce Saver kept my produce fresher longer than just storing it in the refrigerator in the original packaging. Above you can see what my greens and berries looked like in the FreshWorks containers after 7 days. With all the green summer salads we enjoy, these containers will be seeing a lot of use in our kitchen.
So why do they work so well?
The FreshWorks™ Produce Saver has a unique design that creates just the right environment to keep produce up to 80% fresher. The revolutionary FreshVent™ technology regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide, while the CrispTray™ at the bottom helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
I like that the set includes three different sizes:
- Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries
- Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries
- Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens
When storing food in the FreshWorks™ Produce Saver, there is no special prep work needed. Just transfer the fruits or vegetables from their original packaging to the FreshWorks containers. Store in the refrigerator and that’s it. You’ll be able to enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables longer and save money in the long run.
Now it’s your turn to take the #LongLiveProduce Challenge.
I challenge YOU to change your current grocery routine and join me for the Long Live Produce Challenge. Let’s see just how much longer you can make your produce last! Share your pictures with us on Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #LongLiveProduce and @lilfamadventure
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