13 Products That Extend the Life of Your Produce

13 Products That Extend the Life of Your Produce
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13 Products That Extend the Life of Your Produce

Don't let your produce rot in the fridge! Fruits, veggies and fresh herbs will last a lot longer (and taste better!) with these helpful products.

The Sweet Smell of Freshness

The chemicals in these small sachets will help extend the life of your produce. Just stash them anywhere in your fridge and they’ll absorb the ethylene gases that cause fruit and veggies to ripen. Organic and environmentally-friendly, the sachets also absorb odors and prevent mold and bacteria.

Get it now: Produce Freshies Life Extending Produce Sachets, $19.95 for 12 at producefreshies.com

Paper Mate

Toss a sheet of FreshPaper in your fridge or on the counter -- any place you want to store your produce, really -- and the paper's edible, organic ingredients, which inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and the enzymes responsible for over-ripening, will help keep it fresh two- to four times longer.

To buy: FreshPaper, $5.95 for a sample pack at fenugreen.com

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You Say Tomato

The next time you only use half of a tomato in a sandwich or salad, whip out this handy Tomato Saver to keep it fresh until next time.

Get it now: Evrhiholder Tomato Saver, $9.55 from Amazon.com


Shaped to allow just the right amount of air in, this E.G.G (“Ethylene Gas Guardian”) is one you won't want to fry. The oval-shaped container uses elements of chemistry to absorb the gases in your fridge — keeping your produce fresh longer.

Get it now: E.G.G. Starter Pack, $9.95 at ProduceFreshness.com

Flavor In, Vampires Out

Keeping garlic in a ventilated container helps it last longer. The Garlic Saver, shaped to look like a real head of garlic, is easily identifiable and keeps the head of garlic together, even if you use just a clove at a time.

Get it now: Garlic Saver, $7.99 for two at Gourmac.com

Berry Fresh

Keep your berries free from bumps and bruises with the Fresh Berry Keeper. Small fruits like raspberries and strawberries are prone to bruising which causes them to spoil easily. The container’s design features a stackable insert that layers fruit, preventing bruising and keeping produce fresh longer.

Get it now: Progressive International Fresh Berry Keeper, $8.24 on Amazon.com

A Blue Apple a Day

You might want to add a splash of blue to the typical yellows, reds and oranges in your fruit bowl. The BluApple device keeps your produce fresh for up to three times as long by absorbing the gases that ripen them.

Get it now: Two-Apple BluApple Pack, $9.95 from DailyGourmet.com

Air Is The Enemy

The tiny Frisper saves space and claims to keep food fresher five times longer, which means you won’t be emptying the fridge into the garbage. There is economic savings, too: the bags can be resealed up to 10 times, and a one-year warranty protects your initial investment.

Get it now: Oliso Pro-1000 Frisper Vacuum Sealer Starter Kit, $179.99 at Oliso.com

Better Produce Bags

Right now, how many plastic bags in your refrigerator contain wilted produce? Next time, try Debbie Meyer Green Bags, which claim to absorb the natural gas produced by certain varieties of fruits and vegetables that cause rapid deterioration.

Get it now: Debbie Meyer Green Bags, $9.19 for 20 bags at Amazon.com

Disk Jockey

This 3-inch disk contains a "breathable pouch" with an ingredient to neutralize ethylene gas, keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh and delicious. Each disk is effective for three months.

Get it now: ExtraLife Produce Preserving Disks, $13.64 for a 3-pack at Amazon.com

When Life Gives You Lemons

Just want a few drops of lemon or lime juice to drizzle over a meal? Thanks to this handy container, you can save the rest of your citrus for later use.

Get it now: Hutzler Lemon/Lime Saver, $4.99 at Amazon.com

Go Green

No more wilted greens! The Lettuce Keeper has air vents and drains water to keep your lettuce crisp and fresh, not water-logged.

Get it now: Progressive International Lettuce Keeper, $13.98 at Amazon.com

It's in the Bag

These aren't the typical plastic bags you find in the produce section at your grocery store. These reusable bags "breathe", minimizing moisture and ethylene gases that cause your produce to go bad.

Get it now: Peak Fresh Reusable Bags, $7.26 for a set of 10 from Amazon.com


Don't let your produce rot in the fridge! Fruits, veggies and fresh herbs will last a lot longer (and taste better!) with these helpful products.

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