Green Plastic Bags

Submitted: Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 06:58
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Have noticed a few mentioned "GREEN PLASTIC BAGS" for longer storage for fruit and vegies. I looked at the local supermarket but couldnt see them, where would I get them?

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Reply By: Utemad - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:21

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:21
I know what you are talking about. We have them in our fridge but SWMBO isn't home right now and I don't know where they come from. I'm guessing one of those many isles in Woolworths.

Utemad
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Reply By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:31

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:31
Hi Carolyn,

I think they're called "robs" something like that...and yes they're fantastic and just to be confusing, I'm sure I"ve seen orange ones as well....I've bought them in the larger stores like Coles, Safeway, Bilow, I think they're normally where "gladwrap" is, they're in a flat pack, you might also see them in the fruit and veg section of the supermarket as well...

cheers

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Utemad - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:39

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 09:39
Yes I just went and looked at one and they are called "Rob's"

Utemad
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Follow Up By: Troopy Travellers (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:45

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:45
Thanks for that now I know what to look for. Carolyn.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 10:48

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 10:48
I've never heard of these green plastic bags or orange, is there any advantage to using them.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 12:47

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 12:47
HI Baz,

I use them at home...not sure how they work, but they most certainly keep fruit and veg fresher longer...

Lyn
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:12

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:12
In or out of the fridge ?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:20

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:20
I've only ever used them in the fridge....
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:35

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 13:35
Thanks muchly Lyn.
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Reply By: Member - AndrewPatrol - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:43

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:43
are they padded to stop bruising?
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Follow Up By: Al & Mrs Al (Vic) - Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:59

Saturday, Jul 24, 2004 at 14:59
Hi Andrew...

no they're not padded, the aim of the bag is to keep the contents fresh for a longer period of time...I guess they have some sort of coating but I'm not sure how it works...
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Reply By: motherhen - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:26

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 16:26
Brown paper (like the old fashioned shopping bags before plastic took over the world) works well - lets out the right amount of moisture to prevent mould on fruit & veges, without them drying out too much. I ripped open a paper bag from the bread flour and kept cauliflowers for many weeks - no sign of the black coating they normally get if left uneaten for a week or so. Save the "mushroom" bag from the supermarket for small quanities of veges.
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Reply By: member-skippyking - Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 22:24

Sunday, Jul 25, 2004 at 22:24
Not totally sure on this but I believe the green placcy bags somehow 'neutralize' the ethylene (I think) gas that most fruit gives off. If enclosed in a normal situation the gas makes the fruit ripen faster, so the bag is slowing down this process.

Of course bananas give off this gas in large quantities so any fruit within 'range' of ripening bananas goes off much, much quicker. Never store your narnas with your other fruit.
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Follow Up By: Member - Camper (SA) - Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:47

Monday, Jul 26, 2004 at 21:47
Yep,Skippyking, you have it right.
Cheers,
Camper
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