Introducing Apeel Limes
Our limes might look average, but they’re not. Apeel Limes stay fresh and juicy up to 3x longer than your average lime. Meaning the juice is well worth the squeeze. Asking yourself how that’s even possible?
What is Apeel?
By using the technology rooted in nature, Apeel is making sustainable solutions to lengthen the shelf life of produce, reduce global food waste, and meet a growing population’s food demands around the world.
The mission? To drastically reduce the amount of fruits and vegetables that go unused—from grower, to grocer, to kitchens across the world.
Apeel uses plant-derived technology to apply a protective barrier—an extra “peel”—to fruits and vegetables, helping them last longer, maintain nutrients, and extend their shelf life by up to two to three times as long.
To date, Apeel has been recognized as a 2018 and 2019 CNBC Disruptor 50 and Friend of Champions 12.3, and won a 2018 AgFunder Innovation Award for its plant-derived technology and its potential to solve some of the biggest issues our world is facing.
How it Works
Picture any fruit or vegetable on the planet: a lime, an avocado, a cucumber, a stalk of asparagus. Each comes naturally equipped with its own peel or skin to protect it, and the materials found in these skins, peels, and seeds are regularly consumed in the human diet.Now imagine similar materials being used to create an extra barrier that further slows the rate of water loss and oxidation, the main two causes of spoilage. That’s Apeel. Using technology rooted in nature, Apeel allows fruits and vegetables to stay fresh up to two to three times as long, which creates better quality produce, more sustainable growing practices, and less food waste in the world—one beautiful lime, avocado, or cucumber at a time.
Good for you. Good for the planet.
Every time you purchase Apeel produce you make a difference to the planet.
How? Produce with Apeel stays fresh up to 3x longer, which means it’s ready when you are so less fruit is wasted and more resources are saved. By eating an Apeel Avocado and not throwing it away, you save enough energy to charge your cell phone nine times. And enjoying an Apeel Lime conserves 8 liters of water for the planet.
How Does Apeel Keep Produce Fresh?
Apeel keeps moisture inside produce and oxygen out, which dramatically slows the rate that produce spoils. By maintaining moisture and reducing oxidation, Apeel supports the plant’s natural abilities to protect against environmental stressors.
When produce is fresh, it not only looks better but more importantly it tastes better and contains a higher density of nutrients. Apeel makes it possible for growers to optimize their practices and avoid harvesting before ripeness, allowing fruits and vegetables to develop full quality (from nutrition and delicious flavor to appearance and texture) before they embark on the journey to the grocery store.
What Types Of Fruits And Vegetables Are Used To Make Apeel?
Because the materials needed to make Apeel exist in all fruits and vegetables, it can be made from any kind of fruit or vegetable — although some fruits and vegetables are richer sources of lipids than others. This includes the parts of the plant that typically go unused after harvesting, such as the peels and seeds.
What If I Have A Food Allergy?
Allergic responses can be triggered when the protein from an allergenic source is present in a food product. Apeel products are not protein-based, but rather lipid-based — and lipids are not a source of regulated allergens. We also conduct testing to confirm the absence of regulated allergens. That said, if you have a known allergy or sensitivity to a fruit or vegetable, you should continue to avoid it whether or not it is an Apeel fruit or vegetable.
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