Fresco: the vegetable storage bag

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Fresco the vegetable storage bag

Food is worth its weight in gold. We don't always realize it because we may take it for granted here, but that's not the case. Might as well take good care of it!

I don't know about you, but I'm literally allergic to food waste at home! It becomes a challenge when we don't have regular access to fresh food or during the winter months when we don't have access to such fresh vegetables!

We saw in a previous article that the figures for food waste are staggering, and in another article we mentioned a few tips and tricks for avoiding this waste.

Here, we'd like to take a closer look at the Fresco, a vegetable storage bag we've created ourselves that has changed the way we manage our vegetables.

A vegetable storage bag created entirely in-house

Fresco:  Sac de conservation de légumes

I'm very proud to say that I created this bag with the local economy in mind. Apart from the fact that we don't have any raw materials for the textiles here, everything else is made here. Even the organic cotton fabric and labels!

Why does the conservation bag work?

When you pick or buy a vegetable, it continues its life. As it lives, it continues to breathe and exchange moisture with the environment.

As the bag is wetted, the humidity and composition of the bag create a fresh environment for the plants to breathe. Unlike plastic bags and containers, this 100% natural fiber vegetable storage bag eliminates ethylene, the gas responsible for rotting, and controls humidity.

Which vegetables does it work with?

Fresco made in Québec

The variety is huge! Lettuce, even cut up, will be crunchy for up to two weeks! Carrots, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, kale and many more! The only vegetable that doesn't work, and it's a great capricious one, is coriander!
The Fresco vegetable storage bag is very easy to use and highly effective. The only thing to remember is to keep it moist at all times!

Here's how to use it:

1. Vegetables are washed

 Fresco: washing vegetables

2. Let them drain

Fresco : Let them drain

3. You can cut them or not

Fresco: can cut them or not

4. We wet the bag and twist it

Fresco : wet the bag and twist it

5. We put the vegetables inside

Fresco : put the vegetables inside

6. Pop in the fridge

IMPORTANT: After a few days, your bag will slowly dry out. It's important to moisten it again. To do this, open the bag, put some water in it with the vegetables and stir it so that the water goes onto the fabric of the bag, and you're done.

Steps for the Fresco storage bag

We're proud of and love the Fresco! Not only does this vegetable storage bag make it easier to manage our precious vegetables, but it also allows us to prepare them ahead of time, ready to eat! It saves us time and money, so we can spend more quality time with ours!

Ecologically yours,

eco loco

  • Sylvie on

    Ces sacs sont incroyables ! J’y ai laissé des poivrons tout un mois et ils étaient encore très beaux. Je peux maintenant profiter des spéciaux sur les légumes sans craindre de les perdre. C’est fantastique.
    Merci pour cette belle invention.

  • Sylvie on

    Ce sac est littéralement extra-ordinaire! Je l’ai testé avec la laitue et le choux-fleur jusqu’à présent et j’adore la fraîcheur qui dure! Merci et merci :)

  • Eco Loco on

    Bonjour Jacqueline, tout dépendant de quelle région vous êtes, il peut être possible de les retrouver dans certaines boutiques. Sinon, ils sont toujours disponibles sur notre boutique en ligne en suivant ce lien:
    Bonne journée :)

  • Jacqueline Benoit on

    Ou se procurer ces sacs

  • Eco Loco on

    il n’est pas obligatoire de mettre les sacs dans les bacs. Toutefois, si votre réfrigérateur est très froid, cela peut être souhaitable car ils peuvent geler :)
    Au plaisir!

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