Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Posted by Dina N
Thanks to a smart little invention called BluApple, my fruit and veggies stay fresh longer. This little blue apple absorbs ethylene gas - the invisible guest that causes produce to over ripen. Before you feel the need to don an oxygen mask, let me assure you that ethylene gas is completely natural. It acts as a signaling mechanism for fruit and veggies and coordinates uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or your fruit bowl, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and makes produce spoil faster.
The BluApple absorbs the ethylene gas, thanks to an active ingredient inside that works until it has reached its capacity. For a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container, it lasts about 3 months. After that, you can purchase a 12-month refill kit and continue reusing the same BluApple.
The BluApple is made of blue plastic and comes in a set of two. If you are wondering about the plastic getting in contact with your produce, do not fear. The BluApple is manufactured in the U.S. out of BPA-free food-grade polypropylene, without lead-based dyes. I placed one BluApple in my fruit bowl and another in the crisper in my refrigerator. So far, they are working quite well - my apples and produce look as fresh as when I brought them home. I have a banana holder on the kitchen counter as well. The bananas got brown after a while although not as fast as usual. The BluApple works best in close proximity to the fruit and veggies, and especially in closed space, such as your refrigerator.
ripening, ethylene gas, and the good deeds of the BluApple, I suggest reading the interesting information on the BluApple website, under FAQ.
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Disclosure / Disclaimer: I received a free product sample to facilitate my review. This post reflects my personal opinion and experience with the product which may differ from yours. No monetary compensation was provided for this post.