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Scientists Have Found A Way To Keep Avocados Ripe For Twice As Long As Normal
By Izza Sofia, 22 Jun 2018
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A company backed by Bill Gates might have found a solution that not only helps to reduce food waste, but also allows you to enjoy more avocado.
California-based start-up Apeel Sciences has managed to incorporate recycled plant material to improve the quality of avocados and slow down the spoilage process.
‘Apeel’ is made using plant-derived powder. After adding water, the mixture is then coated on avocados or any produce you wish, creating a second skin to slow down the rate of spoilage.
The GIF below, created by CBS This Morning, shows that strawberries that did not get the ‘Apeel’ treatment spoils faster than the ones coated with ‘Apeel’.
According to the company’s website, ‘Apeel’ helps to retain moisture and reduce oxidation, which slows down the rate of degeneration. By slathering ‘Apeel’ on avocados, the ripeness of the fruit is touted to extend twice beyond the normal period.
The ‘Apeel’ coating is colorless, odorless, and does not affect any produce. The company is currently testing ‘Apeel’ together with Del Rey Avocados.
[via Delish, opening image via Shutterstock]
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