Keep Produce Fresh Longer with BluApple #Giveaway {3 Winners}

Tuesday, October 25, 2011 Posted by Dina N

I always have a bowl of fruit on the kitchen counter. There's more fruit and veggies in the fridge. As much as I try to use them all, sometimes good produce goes bad. And I hate dislike wasting food.

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.

A set of BluApple costs less then $10. Along with the 12-month refill ($9.95), it can save up to $600 a year by preventing wasted produce for a family of four. If you are curious to learn more about ripening, ethylene gas, and the good deeds of the BluApple, I suggest reading the interesting information on the BluApple website, under FAQ.

The Giveaway
Three (3) lucky readers will win a BluApple pack!

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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.

29 comments:

  1. Mandy Kauffman said...

    I learned that this can even help to prolong the shelf life of trickier produce like avacados and bananas!

    amanda_l_peters@hotmail.com

  2. MARJORIE7777 said...

    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
    I learned a lot *+*

  3. MARJORIE7777 said...

    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

  4. Trung Nguyen said...

    I learned about the chemistry behind this: ethylene gas will be converted to carbon dioxide and water.

  5. Heather! said...

    I learned that the brilliance behind this gem is that it absorbs ethylene gas. That's the stuff that is meant to regulate the rate at which fruits ripen. It's a great system in nature because it means apples on the tree will be ready for picking at the same time, but it works against us in the home. BluApple slows down the rate at which produce ripens and then spoils. AWESOME!!

    h4schaffer at gmail dot com

  6. Charity and John said...

    I learned the average family of 4 throws away $400 of produce a year.
    primabee at hotmail dot com

  7. tinagirl said...

    The 3 elements of successful produce storage are ethylene gas control, temperature & humidity!

    Tina Renee Barker
    treneebarker at hotmail dot com

  8. Amanda said...

    By using BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

    sweetlikecandy1688@gmail.com

  9. esluka said...

    Love this one: put your green bananas in a paper bag with Bluapple™ and take OUT two or three bananas that you want to ripen quickly

  10. allysmama said...

    I learned the average family of 4 throws away $400 of produce a year....and I believe it!!
    bleatham*at*gmail.com

  11. Romapr said...

    I learned that to preserve avocados for a long time it is necessary to keep them cold and protected by Bluapple. Thanks!
    romapup at gmail dot com

  12. LeAnn said...

    An average family throws out approximately $600 worth of produce each year because of ethylene gas. In the white papers supporting the research on this product there is a chart with produce and flowers showing what happpens to them as a result of ethylene gas.

  13. AnneLoyd said...

    I learned that a typical family throws away about $400 in produce alone each year.

    Anneliz702@hotmail.com

  14. shana said...

    I learned that if you have one & are using it, the site will tell you when to replace the filters if you give them the date you started using it.
    Good to know because I have no concept of time!!

    nineteen19 at blackfoot dot net

  15. Aleksandra Nearing said...

    I learned:

    You will want the temperature to remain about 38-48 degrees at all times. Keep produce in the refrigerator crispers unless you are planning on deliberately ripening the produce items or if you want to use them immediately.

  16. Nancy said...

    I learned that each BluApple is designed to last three months.

  17. Crissy said...

    The BluApple is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months

  18. itsme said...

    your fridge should be kept at 38-48 degrees at all times

  19. MyTwoCents said...

    Okay, what I just learned from reading their FAQ, is that this BluApple will even help extend the life of fruits in the "fruit bowl". It does not have to be refrigerated to work!

  20. polly said...

    i learned the bluapple should last for 3 months
    pkeintz@gmail.com

  21. Tannie's Chatter said...

    I learned the BluApple absorbs ethylene gas which I had no idea was the cause of good to rippen quickly!

    tanandjosh@telus.net

  22. Kristie said...

    I learned that for bananas they recommend you put your green bananas in a paper bag with Bluapple™ and take OUT two or three bananas that you want to ripen quickly and keep these on the counter. In a few days you can take out a few more bananas to begin to ripen. If you stage your use in this way you will get excellent usage from your bananas and rarely have to throw any out.

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

  23. CherylS22 said...

    I learned that "The BluApple is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container".
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  24. bettycd said...

    Interesting - they spoke of produce harvested half a world away and shipped to us in peak of condition using basically the bluapple concept to absorb the ethylene gas

    3 elements to maintaining produce: temperature, humidity and controlling the ethylene gas

  25. corey said...

    I learned they are manufactured in the USA. coreybrennan26@hotmail.com

  26. Jo said...

    I learned that gas is what makes your fruits and veggies go bad faster and that this apple helps delay that.

  27. Kris said...

    I learned that using the BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

  28. Sherry said...

    I learned that by using BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

  29. tina reynolds said...

    the average family throws out 400 a year i can believe it i know we waste a lot. eaglesforjack@gmail.com

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