Hands up if you're guilty of throwing away fresh fruit and veg that has gone mouldy before you got to use it. I have to admit, I'm guilty as charged. I love going to the weekly farmers' market to stock up on loads of lovely fresh produce but I often end up buying too much and feel bad when it ends up in the bin. I was therefore very intrigued when Fresha got in touch and asked if we'd like to try out their Fresha Bags.
They are innovative bags that use a special blend of natural minerals to keep food fresher for 25% longer. It does this by slowing down the natural ripening process and creating a breathable environment to help prevent moisture and bacteria forming on fruit and vegetables.
I have to admit, I was a bit dubious - the first thing I do is take my fruit and veg out of the plastic bags they come in to try to keep them fresh and prevent condensation building up, so it seemed wrong to put them back into a bag. These aren't ordinary bags though and I have to say, I've been impressed. Bananas and salad have been the two things that have impressed me the most, but you can put pretty much any fruit and veg into them. They can be reused too, as long as you make sure they are clean and dry on the inside.
As the average family apparently wastes nearly £60 a month on food, Fresha bags could be an absolute godsend, helping to reduce food waste and also keep supermarket bills down. The only bad thing is that I won't have a good excuse for making banana bread any more because I won't have a bunch of over-ripe bananas in the fruit bowl to use up any more !
Available online from www.freshabag.com with a RRP of £3.99 for a pack of 20.
Disclosure : We received the product in order to write an honest review.