Four foods you probably waste — and how to stop Posted on 23 April 2012 by Jean-François A few ideas on how to avoid food waste from grist.org Share this:FacebookTwitterPinterestTumblrRedditLinkedInEmailPrintLike this:Like Loading... Related
Certainly the best way to not waste fresh herbs is to grow them yourself. (probably not an idea that Bi-Rite Market would want to push too hard) – then you just clip what you need – always fresh!
But a distant 2nd-best option is using those “veggie keeper” bags. I’m not sure if they are available in the US, but here in Japan we get them at the 100Yen store – and they just about double the “shelf life” of herbs and veggies stored in the fridge. For those that don’t know, they are just plastic bags with pores that allow the ideal exchange of air – they really work!
I’m pretty sure you can get those bags in the US. We also found some reusable fine mesh bags that seem to keep things fresh longer (though I haven’t done any real testing there). As for growing them myself, well, in theory that is a good idea – though I’m a bit of a serial plant killer.