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The BluApple™ keeps fruit and vegetables fresher for longer by absorbing the naturally produced ethylene gas that causes them to quickly ripen and spoil. BluApple™ helps preserve optimal taste, colour, texture and nutrients for longer. BluApple™ also helps to absorb moisture and this reduces spoilage caused by bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi. In short, BluApple™ can reduce wasted food which helps save money and helps the environment.
Q. What does the BluApple™ do?
A. The BluApple™ keeps fruit and vegetables fresher for longer by absorbing the naturally produced ethylene gas that causes them to quickly ripen and spoil. BluApple™ helps preserve optimal taste, colour, texture and nutrients for longer. BluApple™ also helps to absorb moisture and this reduces spoilage caused by bacteria, viruses, mould and fungi. In short, BluApple™ can reduce wasted food which helps save money and helps the environment.
Q. How does BluApple™ work?
A. BluApple™ helps reduce waste, BluApple™ can extend the life of fresh fruit and vegetables by up to three times and thus reduce waste. It does this by absorbing and neutralising ethylene gas produced by ripening fruit and vegetables. Ethylene gas promotes ripening and consequently accelerates spoilage. Placing a BluApple™ in the fruit bowl and in the fruit and vegetable crisper in the fridge will help fresh produce last longer by stopping the damaging effects of ethylene. BluApple™ keeps fruit and vegetables fresh for longer.
Q. How exactly does BluApple™ work?
A. Every BluApple™ has a sachet inside containing volcanic mineral with an active ethylene gas oxidizing ingredient called sodium permanganate. The sodium permanganate absorbs the ethylene gas and renders it inactive. At the end of three months the spent volcanic mineral can be sprinkled on to the garden as fertiliser and the BluApple™ can be re-loaded with a refill sachet. There’s no need to throw away a BluApple™ and this reduces waste in landfill. BluApple™ is much more effective than produce freshness bags currently available because it can actually absorb and remove ethylene gas from the entire storage space. Also, bags trap moisture that can encourage spoilage, are not re-usable and add to landfill.
Q. What is ethylene?
A. Ethylene is a colourless gas with a faint sweetish smell that is the naturally produced ripening hormone of some fruit and vegetables. It initiates and accelerates the ripening of fruit and vegetables, and then causes them to deteriorate.
Q. Why is it necessary to absorb ethylene gas?
A. Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables to help them ripen. However, once it builds up in your refrigerator or fruit bowl, ethylene continues to speed up ripening and hasten spoilage (for example, ethylene makes bananas go black and soft). By lowering the level of ethylene gas surrounding fruits and vegetables, their shelf life can be greatly increased, slowing the maturation of fruit, protecting vegetables, and greatly reducing spoilage. Using the BluApple™, you can extend the average storage life of your produce by up to three times.
Q. Is neutralising ethylene gas to prolong freshness of fruit and vegetables new technology?
A. No, in fact this technology has been used in the commercial world for decades to help prolong freshness and quality and reduce waste during storage and transport of fruit and vegetables from the grower to the store. The BluApple™ has been developed in partnership with leading industry experts to bring industrial ethylene control technology to the home. Ethylene gas absorbing or neutralising devices have been utilized safely by both the organic and conventional produce industries for over 20 years.
Q. How much longer can I expect my fruit and vegetables to last?
Fruit and vegetables can last an average of three times longer when stored with a BluApple™. This can easily be the difference between using fruit and vegetables and throwing them away.
- Fruit and vegetables naturally produce ethylene gas as they ripen and this accelerates spoilage. BluApple™ works by absorbing and neutralising ethylene gas.
- BluApple™ uses the same technology professional growers and shippers use to protect industrial shipments of produce shipped around the world.
- BluApple™ can reduce food waste by effectively prolonging the freshness of fruit and vegetables: they can be kept for three times as long.
- Every BluApple™ lasts for 3 months, after which you simply replace the sachet inside with a refill that will last another 3 months.
- Australians waste a lot of food and especially a lot of fruit and vegetables: around $600 dollars worth annually per household.
- Wasted fruit and vegetables is a problem for nutrition and health: Australian adults and children eat below recommended amounts of fruit and vegetables.
- Throwing fruit and vegetables in the bin causes environmental problems. In landfill, they generate methane – a potent greenhouse gas
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