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    These Miracle Plastic Containers Keep Berries Day One Fresh For Almost 2 Weeks

    I'm not kidding!

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    You know those weeks: where you buy the same amount of produce you always do, but by the time it starts to go bad, you've somehow only eaten half of it, or sometimes even less!


    Or maybe you're cooking for just one or two people (like me!), and no matter how many groceries you buy, you never seem to eat them all before they go bad — or at least before they're definitely not as fresh as you would've liked.

    Well, you can (mostly) kiss those days goodbye. Because these produce-saving containers will actually keep your whole, un-chopped produce as fresh as the day you bought it at the grocery store — for almost two entire weeks.

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    Sure, it probably varies depending on stuff like how fresh it actually was when you bought it or what kind of produce it is — berries never last as long as curly-leaf kale (at least in my experience) — because that's just how the world works. But most things will last longer than they would have in their store containers!

    Of course, before I really believed any of it, I had to put these containers to the test.

    On March 5, I put half of my fresh strawberries in the medium-sized container and left the other half in the clamshell container they came in from the store. And here they are 10 days later, on March 15!!!

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    The berry I left in the original container's dehydrated and blemished, with wrinkled, crunchy leaves. (I'm not eating the leaves, but still.) But the produce-saver strawb's as fresh as it was on day one! Not that I wouldn't eat the dehydrated one, if that was my only option, but given the choice? I'll take a fresh strawberry every day!

    Two notes: Although the directions for the produce savers say you don't have to wash your fruit and veggies first, I still rinsed all the strawberries at once, in the original container, before putting half in the produce saver. And I'm convinced the only reason these didn't last 14 full days (or longer) is they weren't completely fresh when I bought them — a few of them had bruises, which had begun to mold when I checked the produce saver on day 14. The rest of the berries were perfectly good, though: I rinsed one non-moldy one off (~in case of spores~, bc I worry about random things like that) and it still tasted fresh!

    I did the same thing with a box of organic baby spinach, which I stored in the large size — and 10 days in, most of the spinach in the produce saver was mostly still crisp, with just a few softer leaves. And the leaves left in the original box were...well, flaccid.

    original box of spinach with a few wilted pieces next to produce saver, where spinach looks fresh and crisp
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    I could've picked out the slimy bits from the original box, then added those flimsy leaves to scrambled eggs or another cooked dish, but I wasn't about to eat them in a salad.

    Needless to say, I love these things! But I'm not the only one — they have 4.4 stars on Amazon with almost 1,800 positive reviews.,

    Promising reviews:

    "I wish I would have gotten these sooner. I bought strawberries for my children, and then I forgot about them. I found them in the back of the refrigerator almost TWO WEEKS later, and they were still good. The real miracle is how long it keeps zucchini. Zucchini starts to get mushy in the crisper drawer after just a few days. Again, these miracle containers have kept it fresh for close to two weeks now.

    I've kept cut lettuce, cut cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, cucumbers, zucchini, sliced bell peppers, strawberries, blackberries, cut jicama, and carrots in these containers. I've had fantastic results with all of them." —Laura

    "Keeps herbs very fresh. I always have cilantro, parsley, and green onions on hand. They can go bad fast. I've tried many products but this is the first that really worked. And you can combine all three things in one container after washing and shaking dry." —S K Nickerson

    And while I tested just two, the produce savers come in six different shapes and sizes to fit whatever fruit and veg you buy most often.

    I don't necessarily recommend you get these for all the fruit and veggies you buy — I think they're most useful for the produce you want to keep first-day fresh while you eat 'em slowly over the course of a week or more. Or for stuff you want to buy to eat later in the week. For me, that's strawberries and spinach!

    Get them on Amazon: a set of three containers (one strawberry size and two lettuce size) for $33.18, or individually in five other sizes for $10.69+.

    a small container filled with blueberries with a white, vented lid

    The only bad news? You'll probably never enjoy a strawberry, no matter how fresh, as much as this baby turtle does:

    The reviews in this post have been edited for length and clarity.

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