View Full Version : Prepackaged Mixed Greens
03-23-2007, 01:56 PM
I buy all of my greens at Organic stalls at The Farmers Market.
My husband prepares a green smoothie for himself every morning before I get out of bed and bought some prepackaged mixed greens one day in the supermarket.
He used some packs before I persuaded him that it was better to go to the extra trouble of washing and preparing his own.
I have kept a pack in the fridge to see how long it keeps. It is still good and is marked Best Before 14th Feb.
Surely the packaging alone can not keep it for this long or have they added preservative. I have taken to referring to it as The Frankenstine Greens.
03-23-2007, 04:40 PM
Very Interesting. Does make you wonder...:eek:
I try to avoid commercial salad bars for this reason. I know someone who works at a SteakHouse with a huge salad bar, and he says the veggies there are sprayed to stay "fresh" longer...
03-23-2007, 05:11 PM
I don't think it says anything on the package about it being sprayed and I thought they had to put it on the label if they did anything extra to it. I dont know for sure though.
This reminded me of when my hubby worked in a quick stop type place. He worked it as part time work at night. Once i was there and they were taking all the fruit that was going bad and using what they could off of it. The thing is nothing was washed. It all went in one container and sold fresh that way. Now we all know how bad grapes can be and especially when some r bad. To this day I cannot eat fruit salad from anyplace. I also found out from my son in law that the salad fixings never got washed either and he was a chef in a fancy restaurant so it makes one wonder how safe any food is that is not made at home and by our own little hands.
The thing is for someone like me who lives in the cold northern states it is the only way one can get a mixture of greens. Prepackaged. If they r spraying them than they r also spraying the lose leaf lettuce on the shelf. Wonder if there is anyway to find out.
it would be interesting to see what the company would say...
03-23-2007, 05:38 PM
Weren't the infested greens that were killing people the packaged ones?
03-23-2007, 08:48 PM
What about the big container of Newmans Organic Spring Mix? I buy these in large bulk for convenience and to have it ready to add to a smoothie. Do you think it can be labeled organic and still be "sprayed"? Things that make ya go hmmm?
I will have to research that further and maybe stop being so lazy;)
03-23-2007, 09:03 PM
FaithfullyFit, thats the kind that I buy (Newman's Organic). It's really good. In fact, I plan on making a salad with it right after I finish the grapefruit I'm eating.
03-24-2007, 09:39 AM
My bag is packed by a company called Florette and is not organic but clearly states No additives or preservatives.
It must be down to the packaging.
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