Stop throwing away good food with Apeel
Fruit and vegetables are great until they’ve been left for a little while. It goes without saying that nobody wants a mushy or mouldy mess on their plate.
About one-third of all food in the world goes to waste each year. Unused food that wreaks havoc on our environment. Other food apps such as Too Good To Go are incredible at reducing the amount of food we waste every year. But what happens when food actually goes off?
Luckily for us, some fruit and vegetables have natural in their peels, seeds and pulps, that help protect them from going off. Apeel uses these materials to craft a new way to save our produce.
In this blog, we’re going to explore the work that Apeel does, including what exactly Apeel is and how it works.
What exactly is Apeel?
Apeel uses the natural materials in fruit and vegetables to create a barrier that helps your produce remain fresher for longer. Put simply, Apeel is a barrier that helps seal in moisture while keeping oxygen out so that your fruit and vegetables don’t begin to decompose quite as fast. This is great news for everyone! As Apeel puts it, ‘Less waste for you means less waste for the planet and a more abundant future for us all.’
The materials used in Apeel (lipids and glycerolipids) are natural and derived from the peels, seeds and pulps of fruits and vegetables we already eat. This means Apeel is entirely safe to eat and can be consumed as part of a regular diet. The ingredients are also generally regarded as safe (GRAS) by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
On top of that, Apeel won’t affect your meal in any negative way. The natural ingredients make a colourless, odourless, and more importantly, tasteless product. This means your fruit and vegetables will look, smell and taste exactly as you’d expect when you first picked them up.
Things you should know
It’s important to know everything about what you’re putting in your body.
For example, if you’re a vegan, good news! Since Apeel is made up of various ingredients from plants and vegetables, it’s entirely vegan-friendly.
Apeel also shouldn’t trigger allergic responses since it’s lipid-based rather than protein-based. This means you can continue to eat everything in your current diet.
Unfortunately, if you’re interested in trying Apeel, it isn’t available for personal use. However, you should know that it’s currently on sale in many major U.S. grocery stores! Apeel offers products such as avocados, limes and apples, with more undoubtedly on the block.
As the world battles climate change, the food industry is also taking a stand and doing its part. Apeel is a great step towards reducing food waste and protecting the planet. You can do your part by shopping for Apeel products in a U.S. store near you. Alternatively, take a look through one of our other blogs on sustainable food and find out how you can help save the environment today!
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