One of our favorite things about having a large garden and fruit trees is the amount of fresh food we have right in our back yard. The only problem is, sometimes our bounty is too much for us, and it goes bad before we get a chance to enjoy it. From apples, cherries, pears, veggies and salad greens – there’s a lot growing out there and I hate when it goes bad before we can get to it. This year, we have a secret weapon in our fridge to help us have a longer life to our food, which helps save us more money in the long run.
We were sent a set of Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes to try out in our kitchen. On the outside they look like typical plastic-ware and actually look similar to a set from Ikea. While on the outside they look like typical plastic boxes, they are actually made with an all-natural mineral combination and can help keep your food fresher longer. They are BPA free, and still microwave safe, dishwasher safe (top rack only) and can be used on fresh or prepared food. They can store in the fridge or on the counter – and they’re extremely easy to use.
Hearing that anything can keep your food fresher longer, immediately makes you question if it would actually work. Since we had a pretty good sized cherry harvest for our two little trees this year, they were the first thing that we tested the boxes with. Later we added fresh blueberries to the bin. And, pretty much there the fresh fruit sat in the fridge for probably longer than it should have. At one point, I did find the container got put a little too far in the back of the top shelf, which did cause a corner of the fruit inside to freeze – but that was the fault of fridge jenga that happens often.
After a couple weeks, I opened the container with a little apprehension, wondering if the fresh fruit would be mush by then. If I placed the fruit in a regular container they berries and cherries would be moldy in just under a week. Instead, I found bright and ripe berries still waiting to be enjoyed. I washed some of our fresh blueberries and enjoyed them right then. I did notice that some of the cherries had finished ripening in the box and were a bit sweeter than when I originally picked them. And with the exception of the ones that froze – there was no spoilage in the container.
Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes not only work on fruit and vegetables, but also on fresh breads and cookies. The 32 piece set of GreenBoxes will last for years to come, and help us keep our food longer and save on our budget.
You can find out more about Debbie Meyer UltraLite GreenBoxes and her other great products on her site!
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