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Old 05-17-2019, 09:56 PM
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Those green bags work well. I love them.

They work by absorbing ethene (or "ethylene", the older term that plant biologists still often use, for some reason.) Whatever you call it, it's a gaseous hormone that promotes fruit ripening. As fruits ripen, they give off ethene, which then gets fruit nearby to ripen. As those fruits ripen, they give off more ethene, in a positive feedback loop that can lead to over-ripening and rotting pretty quickly.

Absorbing ethene leads to less ripening, which leads to fruit lasting longer in your fridge.

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