How often have you opened the fridge to find that the second half of your punnet of strawberries has gone a bit soft? Or your salad has wilted?
Food going off is a real bug bear of mine and no matter how much I plan, something goes off every now and again. Especially things hidden at the back of the fridge.
So imagine my delight when I read about Fresh Paper, the ingenious invention of Fenugreen. 25% of the world’s food supply is lost to spoilage and Fenugreen are on a mission to cut down on this waste and all with a simple sheet of paper.
Well, simple might be an understatement. The paper is pretty incredible if you ask me.
The five-inch square paper is actually made from edible organic extracts and isn’t the stuff you write your to do list on. These amazing little sheets extend the life of your fruit ‘n’ veg by two to four times and all without zeolite, sodium permanganate, charcoal, or plastic (substances that are usually in products that keep food fresher for longer). It is completely safe and works by inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth, as well as degradative enzymes.
And all you need to do is place it into your refrigerator drawers, cartons, bags or whatever you keep your produce in. Sheets can be used and reused over the course of two or three weeks and then composted, so you are left with no waste.
They have been launched in Whole Food Markets in the US at a pack of 8 sheets for $4.99.
(Spotted on Treehugger)