Produce Shopping / Food Storage Bags - Pack 3
Eco Saint l Produce Food Bags
ECO SAINT - your reusable produce shopping and storage bags.
Aside from caring for Mother Nature, these ECO SAINT jute and cotton bags slow down the spoiling process of your food.
This is what happens when your produce stays stored in plastic bags:
When produce is harvested it releases a gas called ethylene. This gas gets trapped in the plastic bags, as they don't allow air circulation. When the produce can no longer breath, due to the gas, it begins to sweat. This is that dewiness that you find in the bag after a day or two and starts the spoiling process. When the gases are released from the bag it helps to keep fruit and vegetables from rotting prematurely.
Not only do ECO SAINT bags allow your produce to breath, 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 greens 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 (eg apple &pears). Separation from each other will also help to slow down premature spoiling.
1 x Small Bag
1 x Medium Bag
1 x Large Bag
I may be the smallest of the family, but I might just be the handiest. Let me explain, I can hold your daily fruit, take me to work, fill me with coffee beans, nuts and grains. I can do it all. Small but mighty.
Measurement- 20 x 25 cm
The Middleman. Like the SMALL BAG, this version is made from a lighter weight Jute cotton. Ideal for fruit and the greens you need to keep crisp. Just dampen before popping in the produce that needs humidity to stay fresh.
Measurements – 25 x 30 cm
The biggest of our bags. This member of the family is made from a heavier cotton weight than it’s siblings. Why? Because it has a bigger job to do. Load this guy up with your kumara, pumpkin, onions, any of your bigger items are perfect for this guy..
Measurements – 30 x 40 cm
Caring for your bags :
Because I am made of cotton, I will shrink if washed in hot water or popped in the drier. To keep me the size I arrived it is best to cold wash, by hand or in the machine and leave to air dry. This doesn’t need to be done with every produce rotation, but it is important to keep any remnants or strong odours from produce (eg onions & herbs) away from a new selection.
Most chain supermarkets don’t allow you to subtract the tare weight when finalising produce and grains weight. However, in the off chance you require the weight of each bag, below are the approximate measurements in grams. You will also find these on the card you receive with your Eco Saint purchase.
Large – 84gm . Medium – 38gm . Small – -26gm