These reusable cotton bags will keep your veggies from wilting
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Stocking up on fresh veggies is often super hard to do. Vegetables go bad fast, especially greens with wilt-prone leaves. Even crisper drawers —the compartments where you store vegetables in the fridge — won’t save you from floppy celery or tell-tale spoiled spinach slime. If you struggle with keeping greens crisp and veggies non-limp, you need a Vejibag.
Vejibags, which were created by a greenhouse owner, keep veggies at optimal freshness through simple design. The bags, which come in several sizes, are made of non-dyed, unbleached French Terry cotton. When wet, Vejibags create a greenhouse-like environment to help your produce thrive.
“Just like cut flowers, vegetables need water to stay vibrant,” the brand explains on its website. “The key to keeping veggies crisp is moisture. When damp, the cloth Vejibag keeps moisture-loving vegetables moist and crisp in a breathable but high humidity environment.”
As the brand explains, plastic containers often keep too much moisture in, setting up an environment where ethylene gas concentrates — and that promotes rotting.
The brand writes: “We’ve all picked through slimy spinach or pulled plastic bags from the crisper drawer that are full of limp carrots or yellowed broccoli. Vejibag prevents this type of rotting.”
To use a Vejibag, you wet the bag under tap water and wring out the excess moisture. After rinsing your fresh veggies, simply put them in the bag and store in the fridge. The brand recommends storing in the main compartment of your refrigerator or in a slightly opened crisper drawer. When the bag dries out in a few days, simply rewet it to keep an optimal veggie environment.
The bags are machine-washable and can go in the dryer, making up-keep a breeze. The bags come in three sizes — standard, large and extra large — to accommodate everything from spinach, carrots, lettuce, kale, radishes, broccoli and pretty much any other veggie you’d like to store.
Vejibags just might be the solution to all your crisper drawer woes. And, let’s face it, cutting down on trips to the grocery store never hurt anyone.
Shop: Vejibag Standard, $19.99
Shop: Vejibag Large, $21.99
Shop: Vejibag Extra-Large, $24.99
Shop: Vejibag Standard Set of Two, $40
Shop: Vejibag Large Set of Two, $44
Shop: Vejibag Extra-Large Set of Two, $48
Shop: Vejibag Variety Set of Three, $66
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