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How to Keep Fruit Fresh and Save Money!

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How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Our family absolutely loves to eat fresh fruit. We use fruit in various ways, such as with breakfast, lunch, desserts like Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Fresh Fruit Salad, afterschool snacks, jams, etc.

In order to keep us stocked with fresh fruit, when there is a sale on fruit, I buy a lot.

But the problem is that the fruit then spoils. Faster than we can eat it.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

I’m talking, moldy strawberries 3 days later!

And I’m not the only one that loses money from spoiled produce! Americans waste $24 billion worth of produce every year, which is the equivalent of $192 per household.**

But our favorite berries are often too expensive to frequently buy when they aren’t on sale. Wouldn’t it be great if you could keep fruit fresh for more than 2 days?

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Well, you CAN!

Keep Fruit Fresh with Rubbermaid FreshWorks

One of the worst things you can do to keep fruit fresh is to keep it in the same packaging from the store. This doesn’t allow air to properly circulate. And locks in the moisture so that fruit easily turns.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Instead, use Rubbermaid FreshWorks storage containers. They use patented FreshVentTM technology to keep produce fresher up to 80% longer* than traditional produce packaging.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

The lid regulates the flow of oxygen and CO2, in and out of the container to create the optimal environment. This way produce stays nearly as fresh as the day it was picked.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

At the bottom of each container is a CrispTrayTM which elevates produce away from moisture and promotes proper airflow to help reduce spoilage.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

And it’s insanely easy to use the Rubbermaid FreshWorks too!

Simple transfer your fresh fruit from the store container into the FreshWorks. For best results, do not cut or rinse produce before storing in FreshWorks and make sure to remove existing produce packaging.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

If you do wash the produce first, ensure that it has a chance to dry before placing it into the FreshWorks.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Place on the lid and then store in the fridge as usual.

Since the lid filter lasts a lifetime you don’t have to worry about any “refills” like other products. I don’t know about you, but I never remember to change out the “refills” on other products that supposedly keep fruit fresh.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

And to make your life easier, all containers are made in the USA of global components, BPA-free and dishwasher safe.

Rubbermaid FreshWorks has six container sizes for all your produce needs:

  • Lare Square (11.1 Cups): Perfect for Tomatoes
  • Long Rectangle (8.4 Cups): Great for asparagus or zucchini
  • Small Rectangle (4.0 Cups): Will keep your green beans fresh.
  • Small (2.5 Cups): Ideal for small berries.
  • Medium (6.3 Cups): Perfect for strawberries.
  • Large (17.3 Cups): Optimal for leafy greens.

Our store just had a great sale on fresh berries. So obviously I had to take advantage of that.

But this time, I placed our berries into the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers and stored them in the fridge.

And 4 days later – NO SPOILED BERRIES!

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Look at those gorgeous berries just begging to be eaten!

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget! How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

And since they are still going strong at 4 days, just imagine how much longer they will continue to last!

That is unless they get devoured first. I’ve now given the green light to the family to enjoy the berries. They may not last much longer.

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

Learn more at Rubbermaid FreshWorks Online.

Want to give Rubbermaid FreshWorks a try?

How to Keep Fruit Fresh Longer & save your grocery budget!

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What could you enjoy if you could keep fruit fresh longer?

*Based on strawberries in FreshWorks™ containers vs. store packaging. Results may vary depending upon produce and use.

** Source: USDA 2014

 

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Bridgett

Friday 27th of October 2017

I would store strawberrys in them if I won. We love fresh fruit.

Mita

Thursday 26th of October 2017

I like to store strawberries and salads

Natalie

Thursday 26th of October 2017

I am excited to store tomatoes, lettuce and strawberries in these containers!

Lacy Horrocks

Wednesday 25th of October 2017

I love to store strawberries, raspberries and blue berries.

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