OPRAH FINISHES 1 WEEK VEGAN CHALLENGE: CAN YOU?
Oprah is all about living your best life, so when the opportunity came along for her and her staff to try to be vegan for a week in “The Vegan Challenge,” they took it. She showed the process and results on February 11 with guests Kathy Freston (“The Veganist”) and Michael Pollan (“Food Rules”). But you don’t have to be a vegan (no meat, no milk, no animal anything) or vegetarian (no meat, may or may not be dairy, eggs or fish) to eat better, you just have to incorporate more fruits & veggies in every meal. If you want to slowly add more fruits and vegetables in your diet, Oprah.com is chockfull of ideas on how to do that from SUPERFOODS to EATING BETTER AND SLASHING YOUR GROCERY BILL, which Evert Fresh has been preaching for years. One hint from New York Times food columnist Mark Bittman is to utilize your freezer to extend the life of food and save money by buying in bulk. He also says you can turn fruit that’s going bad into smoothies or add to oatmeal for an added boost.
(Until then, use Evert Fresh Green Bags to keep your fruits and veggies fresher longer. )
ROTTED FRUITS & VEGGIES = WASTED ENERGY
Next time you throw out rotted fruits or vegetables, think about how much energy was wasted getting them to your grocer, your table and, finally, your local landfill. It takes about 1.4 billion barrels of oil to grow, harvest, preserve, package and transport the U.S. food supply. Vegetables require the most energy to transport (and process), which means letting them rot wastes even more energy. We also waste a lot of energy getting rid of rotten food. As a country, we grow far more food than we need (on average 3900 calories per person per day) and much of it never gets consumed. Blogger Jonathan Bloom writes about wasted food, why it matters and why we should care at wastedfood.com. He also writes about how Americans throw away half its food in his book, “American Wasteland.” If you’re interested, check it out. We, at Evert Fresh, work to save energy. For 22 years, Green Bags have helped households keep more fruits and vegetables fresher longer. So, the
next time you buy fresh produce,
Evert Fresh Founder Lynn Everts, aka Fresh Santa, says the easiest way to save money this Christmas is by making one change in your kitchen: add Evert Fresh “Original” Green BagsTM and watch your fresh produce last longer.
“A lot of people may not know this, but Americans throw out 25% of vegetables and 23% of fruits they buy every year. Green Bags extend the life of your household produce three to 10 times longer and Gold Bags do the same with dry foods and grains, which saves you money.”
Evert Fresh “Original” Green BagsTM have journeyed to the South Pole and to space, most recently to the International Space Station in May. Fresh fruits and vegetables are like gold for astronauts and Antarctica explorersand, with rising food costs and a sputtering economy, at home for Thanksgiving.
Read our most recent feature at EON (Enhanced Online News). They understand the benefits and value that our Green Bags can bring to customers virtually anywhere…even in space!
“Evert Fresh “Original” Green BagsTM have journeyed to the South Pole and to space, most recently the International Space Station in May. Fresh fruits and vegetables are like gold for astronauts and Antarctica explorers and, with rising food costs and a sputtering economy, at home for Thanksgiving…”
Not all produce is the same. Therefore, it shouldn’t all be stored the same way. This is a very simple, but surprisingly overlooked concept. Temperature, moisture, gas and light all have an effect on produce. And the effect is not the same for every item.
The good news is if you know the proper way to store your produce, then it will remain fresh longer, it will taste better and you won’t waste as much, meaning you get more for your produce dollar.
And to help you out, we’ve provided you with this page of helpful storage tips and a chart that gives you the optimum storage temperature for some 150 different items. So bite into some of this juicy info and start getting more out of your fresh produce www.evertfresh.com/freshness
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