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Springtime means that those delicious perishables like strawberries, carrots, bananas, lettuce, pineapple, and more are all in-season, and therefore less expensive and likely more tasty than they are at any other time.
But many of us skip buying an avocado or blueberries because we know that unless we definitely eat all of it within the next few days, we’ll be wasting our money.
I buy groceries for myself alone, and it’s not an easy task where perishables are concerned.
Lately, I’ve been skipping the healthier options that I actually like to eat, but not because I’d prefer to have something more packed with sodium, fat, and sugar, but because I hate to come home and literally see my money rotting away in the form of spinach leaves.
Bluapple was scientifically engineered to slow the spoilage of fruits and vegetables, and it’s actually a pretty simple mechanism.
Your produce ripens because your veggies and fruits naturally give off ethylene gas to coordinate uniform ripening. So once you put them in a confined space, like a drawer in your refrigerator, the trapped ethylene gas only continues to speed up the ripening process. What Bluapple does is absorb that ethylene gas and slow the process down. It will be effective for about three months in a typical home refrigerator or storage container. It won’t ever “wear out” — instead, it will just continue to absorb the ethylene until it has reached its capacity. Simply throw it in with the rest of the produce and let the ethylene absorption work for you.
Perishables like avocados and salad mix are hard to justify buying when their shelf life is so short, but Bluapple will help keep them fresh for longer so you can eat healthy whenever you want.
For $A20, it’s a great investment. If it doesn’t work for you, which would be at odds with the majority of users, then you haven’t really lost much. But if it works, by Bluapple’s calculations, it can save the average household up to $US600 a year. Not to mention that being able to hold onto produce for potentially as long as more processed options might mean that more families and single individuals can truly afford to eat healthily. Plus, it’s never fun to feel like your meals are dictated by the rapid decline of what you’ve bought to enjoy — if it’s possible to have more control over your choices, that should extend ideally to being able to eat what you like exactly when you want it.
If you think you’d like using a Bluapple, the company makes a one-year refill kit that’s meant to round out the Bluapple Ethylene gas-management line, which basically just means customers can reuse their Bluapples and cut down on how many they send to the landfill. Of the 198 customer reviews left, it has a solid 4.4 stars.
This article was originally published on 4/28/2017.
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