It's berry season and I'm totally swooning for the fruits that are filling up the markets. Sometimes I go a bit overboard and purchase too many pints. Then I'm left with waste at the end of the week. It's depressing...good fruit gone bad. Wasted time. Wasted money. Wasted fruit.
Here's the scoop: Approximately 50% of food around the world is wasted each year. In the US alone, the USDA estimated in 2014 that approximately $24 BILLION worth of food, or about $192 per household, is thrown out each year due to spoiled produce.
That's why I joined the Long Live Produce Challenge.
About a month ago, Rubbermaid contacted me about a media tour for a new food storage system. They needed someone to spread the word about a new storage container that keeps produce fresher up to 80% longer. Boom! Perfect gig. They sent me a three-pack of the Fresh Works Produce Storage to test.
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I put store containers in the fridge next to FreshWorks--and then watched the fuzz grow. The berries lasted much longer in the containers.
How does it work?
The FreshWorks containers have two really cool features: the "FreshVent" lid which regulates the flow of oxygen and carbon dioxide in and out of the container and the "CrispTray" which elevates produce off the bottom of the container and helps reduce moisture and spoilage.
The containers are easy to use--just pop the fruit into the containers when you get home from the farmers market of grocery store (TIP: don't clean the produce first, you need it to be dry)--and get a MUCH longer life out of the produce. Everything is dishwasher safe and BPA free.
Once it's stored all you need to do is get your individual servings washed and cleaned each day. The containers work best for leafy greens and berries. Get ready to enjoy all the best fruits of the season without any waste.
Are you ready to take the food storage challenge? Get your 3-pack of FreshWorks containers on Amazon.
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