The swag vegetable storage bag starter pack is the perfect addition to any sized household. Plus, it’s a cost effective way to trial the swag – but we bet, you’ll be back for more! The starter pack saves you roughly 6%. If you’re confident, buy two starter packs and whilst one swag is in the wash, you’ll have clean ones readily on hand. The swag not only saves you money - it saves time! Less rummaging through your fridge and less trips to the shops!
All three sizes of the swag can be used for a variety of vegetables such as grapes, several bunches of herbs, apples, lettuce, broccoli, cucumbers, tomatoes etc. You can have a combination of fruits, veggies and leafy greens all in one Swag! The long swag is perfect for longer vegetables, such as celery, spinach and leeks however you can put fruits and veggies that aren’t long or perhaps several bunches of herbs and fold it in half to make it more compact for your unique crisper size. For more information about the benefits of swag, please visit The Swag Information Page and Frequently Asked Questions.
Your Starter Pack consists of 2 x small swags , 1 x long swag and 1 x large swag.
Small Swag - Width: 37cm X Height: 38cm (opened up and including flap height) 37cm x 24cm not including the flap.
Long Swag - Width: 52cm X Height: 38cm (opened up and including flap height) 52cm x 24cm not including the flap
Large Swag - Width: 42cm x Height:52cm (opened up and including flap height) 42cm x 38cm not including the flap
Everyone has a different way of using their Swag and you’ll find yours in no time at all, it's incredibly easy to use. Personally, I tend to put all of my freshly purchased fresh produce into my large Swag and I move the older produce into a small Swag, therefore I know which Swag I need to use the produce out of first. The colour coding trims really helps here.
Some people like a separate Swag for fruit, veggies or leafy greens. Others throw everything into one Swag. Personally, I like to divide my produce up as follows;
Leafy greens and salad stuff e.g. lettuce, herbs, capsicum, tomatoes, avocado and cucumber in one colour coded Swag;
Another colour coded Swag for all Veggies;
Another for fruits;
I have a small Swag with a combination of all the older fresh produce that I want to use first.
The colour coding trim makes it easy to identify what’s in each Swag.
What I LOVE about this system, is that when I’m cooking a stir fry I pull out The Swag with the colour trim that has the older produce and the other with the veggies in it and everything I need to prepare my meal is all in one Swag. There are less trips to the fridge, no need to rummage around to find things! If I’m making a salad I pull out the Swag containing the salad produce, if I'm making lunches I pull out two Swags, one with the salad the other with the fruit. I pop the relevant Swag on the bench, use what I need and put the half-cut produce straight back into The Swag, no wrapping needed. They'll stay fresher for much longer when nude. Unless it's a very ripe or messy tomato or avocado, you may want to wrap these. Remember, The Swag doesn't need to be in the crisper of your fridge. The Swag saves money, it saves time with less rummaging through your fridge and less trips to the shops!
Most stone fruits, such as avocados, tomatoes, mangoes, melons, apples, and pears will continue to ripen if left on a counter in a fruit bowl. Once they're very ripe, try to avoid putting them in The Swag, just eat them! When fruits approach maturity, they release ethylene, which promotes ripening. Ethylene can also cause premature ripening in other fruits and veggies. It's best to put these fruits into The Swag WELL BEFORE they’re ripe, as needed fill your fruit bowl with the unripen fruit and within a day or so, your fruit will be ripe and ready to eat. If you can see the fruit has ripened then remove it and either eat it ASAP, put it on a shelf in your fridge, away from other fruits and veggies. Ripe strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, pears and many other fruits will freeze well and can be used later in delicious smoothies.
For best results:
For fresh corn, take it out of the husk completely before storing in The Swag, corn will stay fresher longer this way;
Chopping dry ends off fresh fruit and veggies will allow then to breathe and hydrate more efficiently;
Leave bananas in the fruit bowl. If you want to ripen bananas or avocados put them in a dry Swag and place in a warm position in your kitchen. Peel bananas before freezing;
Cut watermelon, pineapple and rock melon is best cut up and put into a container however if it's a whole watermelon, pineapple, rock melon that is not ripe then they'll most likely love being in The Swag;
Mushrooms go in a dry swag in the fridge;
Potatoes and onions also go in a dry Swag and put in your pantry.