Friday’s Favorite Products: November 9
Check out the fitness, nutrition and life balance products on our radar right now.
Because of the shifting contents, a sandbag provides excellent strength and balance training. Challenge yourself even further by using these inserts to fill your sandbag shells with water. You get a power workout that’s also completely portable. $55–$95 per insert at www.ultimatesandbagtrainingstore.com.
This jellied cranberry sauce from Grown Right offers familiar holiday comforts along with the antioxidant benefits of whole organic berries. There’s no high-fructose corn syrup or other weird additives, just some organic cane sugar to add sweetness. About $3 at natural markets or www.shoporganic.com.
It’s a Keeper
These smartly designed silicone and glass food containers from Frego are more than just non-toxic — they’re virtually airtight, spillproof and almost impossible to break. They also travel safely, whether it’s from freezer to oven or home to office. $20 from www.fregoliving.com.
What to Try Now: Farmanac
It would be handy if fruits and vegetables came with their own little decoder rings: How do you store fresh rhubarb again? Is that sweet corn genetically modified? Is the asparagus in season?
Farmanac allows you to solve these mysteries with just a few clicks on your smartphone. The app lets you search thousands of fruits and vegetables by name or PLU code. The info that pops up includes how to select and store them, toxin ratings, organic and GMO status, and when and where selected produce is in season. Farmanac even brings up a photo in case you find yourself doubting the label (“The tag says watercress, but I’m pretty sure that’s arugula”).
Available for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad for $1.99.