Sick of your veggies and fruits going bad? Try this awesome paper, FreshPaper, and your produce will last two to four times longer before going rotten!
It all started when the inventor, Kavita Shukla, was visiting her grandma in India, drank some untreated water, and her grandma made her a concoction of spices to drink, and amazingly Kavita didn't get sick!
Fenugreen FreshPaper should be placed under or within any produce package and the organic Indian spices will significantly slow bacterial growth!
Every time you buy a pack, Whole Foods makes it possible to donate a pack to a food shelter! So when you buy, you're helping others!
Lots of people, besides me, think it's really cool too! For example, Oprah Magazine said, "The best non-diet tip we've ever heard!". Check it all out in this brief CNN clip below:
There is also a TED talk by Kavita which is when I first learned about this product. Remember www.TED.com? It is this awesome website that I just love!
FreshPaper is sold at Whole Foods and other in-store locations (though they didn't haven't it at Woodmere when I went last week -- boo!), and www.fenugreen.com.
Before you get some of this paper, or instead, you can always use a VINEGAR AND WATER solution to wash produce, removing the bacteria that causes food to go bad. I have found this technique to be quite effective!
Basically, a 1:3 ratio of vinegar-to-water works well, though measuring isn't important. Two methods work well, including filling a spray bottle to squirt on your fruits and veggies. The other method is to give your fruits and veggies a quick soak/swish in a bowl of the solution. According to Cook's Illustrated, vinegar has been shown to kill 98% of the bacteria on produce!
BONUS TIP: Once ripe, store avocados in your refrigerator until you use them; they'll keep for weeks this way! Click here for other quick tips for the kitchen.