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Old 06-08-2009
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I Love Debbie Meyer Green Bags!!!!!!! No, they don't sponsor or give me bags for free, but I seriously pull out a soapbox when I see this topic come up. I took a head of lettuce from the USA to Mexico and ate it a month later. Cilantro, usually 2 - 4 days at best, but in a green bag, 7 days. The list literally goes on and on. These things let me stuff my boat with veggies when I provision and eat fresh fruits and veggies for weeks without having to track down potentially non-existent stores in Central America.

There is one trick to the bags, the fruits and veggies must be completely dry before you put them in for storage. If there is any moisture you will get mold growing on the outside of the fruits and veggies long before they ever start rotting. It also eliminates the old problems with apples ripening everything else too fast. The bags absorb so much of the ethylene gas ripening produce emits you can put apples in the bags and store them right along with the rest of your produce.

I wish I would have bought three more boxes of them before I left the States. I reuse everyone of the bags I have as they are pretty tough. Don't skimp on the ziplock type knock offs. I tried them and they don't hold up. OK for one time use. DMGBs have proven themselves to me over five months on s/v Jargo. They really will save you a fortune in rotten produce when cruising.

OK. Stowing the soap box. Sorry for the rant.
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