The Eco Saint family pack comes with 3 bags:
Large – The biggest of the three bags. This member of the family is made from a heavier cotton weight than it’s siblings. Why? Because it has a bigger job to do. Load this guy up with your kumara, pumpkin, onions, any of your bigger items are perfect for this guy.
Measurements – 30 x 40 cm
Medium – The Middleman. Like the SMALL BAG, this version is made from a lighter weight Jute cotton. Ideal for fruit and the greens you need to keep crisp. Just dampen before popping in the produce that needs humidity to stay fresh.
Measurements – 25 x 30 cm
Small – it may be the smallest of the family, but it might just be the most handy. It can hold your daily fruit, take to work, fill with coffee beans, nuts and grains. This guy can do it all. Small but mighty.
Measurement- 20 x 25 cm
Why are Eco Saint bags a necessary part of your life? Here is the plain and simple run down…
Majority of us are guilty of bagging our vegetables and fruit in thin plastics bags provided by the Supermarket. They can be convenient, but usually end up in the bin or as a storage bag for our produce. Aside from annoying Mother Nature, these bags speed up the spoiling process of your food.
When produce is harvested it releases a gas called ethylene. This gas gets trapped in the plastic bags, as they don’t allow air circulation. When the produce can no longer breathe, due to the gas, it begins to sweat. This is that dewiness that you find in the bag after a day or two and starts the spoiling process. When the gases are released from the bag it helps to keep fruit and vegetables from rotting prematurely.
Not only do Eco Saint bags allow your produce to breathe, but they absorb any excess moisture that can be detrimental to freshness. On the flip-side, some produce needs this moisture, but not the gas.
This will be all of your leafy greens, like spinach, and herbs. By dampening the bag, gases are still released while water vapor is held in. The moisture keeps the greens crisper and fresher longer.
With multiple bags you can separate fruits and vegetables that are sensitive to ethylene gas, like strawberries, away from the ethylene producers (eg apples &pears) . Separation from each other will also help to slow down premature spoiling.