How To Keep Produce Fresher Longer And Save Money With Rubbermaid FreshWorks

We have an issue with our house; I think it’s haunted by ghosts that particularly hate fruits and vegetables. No kidding! We can not keep anything fresh in our house for long. We have a nice, almost brand-new fridge that is all sorts of gadgety that should keep them fresh for decades. Of course, I can never remember if I want low or high humidity on the drawers so I’m sure it’s me, murdering those innocent fruits and veggies.

My penchant for murdering these poor plants is exactly why we decided to give Rubbermaid FreshWorks a try! This is a sponsored review, I received free product from SheSpeaks. All opinions are my own.

Do the new Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers really keep food fresher?

What is Rubbermaid FreshWorks?

We all know the Rubbermaid brand, right? We’ve used their containers for years to keep our foods fresh and organized, whether it’s in our fridge or in our pantry. Now, they’ve created FreshWorks containers that feature revolutionary FreshVent lids naturally regulate the flow of Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide to create the optimal environment so your produce stays farm fresh.

In fact, your produce will stay fresher up to 80% longer* which will save you a ton of money!

The new Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers keep produce fresher longer

I tested it on some basil fresh from my plant in the kitchen. I love fresh herbs; they make such a difference when I’m cooking. And, my basil plant is my favorite. Fresh basil on our garden tomatoes with a little fresh mozzarella is my reason for living during the summer!

I plucked 6 leaves off of my plant 19 days ago. Three of them I put in a tightly sealed plastic bag and the other three, I placed in one of our new Rubbermaid FreshWorks container.

Fresh basil after 19 days in a plastic baggie and in our new Rubbermaid FreshWorks container

I really didn’t expect that there would be that much of a difference. Waiting for results was much easier than I thought because we were out of town for at least half of this experiment.

The 19 day difference between keeping Basil in a baggie vs. storage in the Rubbermaid FreshWorks

The basil leaves that were stored in the sealed plastic bag were moist, bruised (despite having not been moved or touched) and just plain not useable. The leaves on the right, while showing some discolorations, were greener and definitely in better shape than their less-desirable counterparts.

I wouldn’t have believed it if I’d not put the Rubbermaid FreshWorks containers through the test!

That’s why we’re excited to be able to give away to one of our readers a Rubbermaid FreshWorks 3-piece set of containers! Just visit our Facebook page and leave a comment about which fruit and/or vegetables are your favorite during the summer months!

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

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