Why use cloth bags?
Damp cloth bags keep moisture-loving vegetables moist and crisp in a high humidity environment.
Moisture slowly evaporates from the surface of the bag to keep both the bag and the vegetables “breathing.” A slightly moist bag keeps vegetables crisp, often several days beyond storage in either a crisper drawer or plastic bag.
Why not plastic?
Plastic bags and containers keep moisture in, but they do not allow vegetables to breathe. This sets up an environment that promotes rotting. We’ve all picked through slimy spinach or pulled plastic bags from the crisper drawer that are full of limp carrots or yellowed broccoli. Vejibag prevents this type of rotting.
A note on the dangers of plastic
Beyond the hassles of dealing with messy plastic are the safety considerations of storing food in plastic. Many articles have been published including in Scientific American about the potential dangers of plastics for food storage, especially those containing BPA. Sadly, additional studies are indicating that some plastics without BPA may be even more dangerous.”