3pk Produce Bags
The Family Pack - 3 reusable produce bags
1x large - 30 x 40cm, 84grams, white heavy duty cotton. Suitable for potato, kumara, onion and pumpkin.
1x medium - 25 x 30cm, 38grams, lighter weight jute cotton. Suitable for fruit and greens that need to be kept crisp, just dampen before use.
1x small - 20 x 25cm, 26grams, lighter weight jute cotton. Perfect for nuts, seeds, grains and coffee beans.
**See the images for examples of which produce keeps best in which bag**
Why are EcoSaint bags a necessary part of your life? Here is the plain and simple run down..
When produce is harvested it releases a gas called ethylene. This gas gets trapped in plastic bags, as they don't allow air circulation. When the produce can no longer breathe, due to gas, it begins to sweat. This is the dewiness you find in the bag after a day or two, and it starts the spoiling process. When the gases are released from the bag, it helps keep fruit and vegetables from rotting prematurely.
Not only do EcoSaint bags allow your produce to breathe, but they absorb any excess moisture that can be detrimental to freshness. On the flip-side, some produce needs this moisture, but not the gas. This will be all of your leafy greens, like spinach and herbs. By dampening the bag, gases are still released while water vapour is held in. The moisture keeps the green crisper and fresher longer.
With multiple bags you can separate fruits and vegetables that are sensitive to ethylene gas, like strawberries, away from the ethylene producers such as apples and pears. Separation from each other will also help to slow down premature spoiling.