Life Extenders

Ways to keep produce fresh
Wrap it up with an Abeego Flat.

Updated Jul 6, 2017 @ 11:22 am

We know we are not the only ones who have experienced that dreaded bottom-of-the-fridge green slime (formerly known as vegetables).

When we invest good money in good, clean food, we’ll do anything to make sure that it doesn’t turn into compost before we are ready for it to. So this season, we’re stocking up on these three easy fixes that ensure all the fresh food in our refrigerator will stay that way.

1. FreshTape: Tired of unwieldy bag clips and stale chips or freezer burned food? So were the inventors of this resealable, reusable food packaging tape ($10 for 18). FreshTape is recyclable, BPA- and phthalate-free and also made in the USA. Plus the tape comes in just about every design imaginable: Choose from bible quotes, retro housewife and animal print designs, and more.

2. Debbie Meyer GreenBags: These American-made, BPA-free bags ($20 for 30 bags) might have hokey packaging, but repeated tests in our home kitchens with everything from kale to carrots have us sold on them. The bags extend the life of produce by absorbing ethylene gas, which is released from fruits and vegetables as they ripen.

3. Abeego Beeswax Wraps: Beeswax isn’t just for candles: Abeego products ($10 to $25) are made from a hemp and organic cotton blend coated with a combination of beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. The result is a collection of super-malleable flat sheets and wraps that adhere to virtually any solid food or container. We use our Abeego wraps to cover dinner leftovers, tote around snacks and keep a halved avocado fresh.