Debbie Meyer Green Bags

Last reviewed: February 2010
Debbie Meyer Green Bags

The claim

They "prolong the life" of fruits and vegetables by absorbing and removing the ethylene gas they release, which accelerates rotting. At 20 bags cost $9.95 plus $6.95 shipping and handling.

The check

In tough tests, we put bananas, peaches, apples, melons, blackberries, strawberries, basil, asparagus, tomatoes, broccoli, grapes, lettuce, and carrots in Green Bags for up to five weeks. We stored the same foods for the same time in regular plastic food-storage bags on a counter, in a refrigerator, or in plastic supermarket bags.

Bottom line

When we saw green in Green Bags, it was sometimes mold. Only bananas fared much better in them. And at almost 85 cents each, Green Bags are much pricier than the typical food-storage bags.