What if I told you I knew a way to keep your fruit and veg fresher for longer? And what if I told you that it could all be done with a little piece of bio-degradable paper for a couple of dollars a week? Kinda crazy right? That’s what I thought too.
Because I’m a skeptic deep down and question evvvvvvverything, I needed to see this paper in action. So this month when I was introduced to FreshPaper, I got right down to business to test it out on a huge box of capsicums I had in the fridge that I knew I couldn’t eat through quick enough. I popped a piece of FreshPaper into my crisper draw and closed the door, thinking I’d be looking at sad, wrinkled capsicums by the end of the week.
I almost forgot about the crisper drawer to be honest. That’s how easy it was.
Such a super simple idea that allowed my fresh produce to stay fresh and crisp for longer. By the weeks end, not only was there not a wrinkly capsicum in sight, but my raspberries looked as plump as the day I brought them home and my two prized figs were good as gold.
So how does it work then?
FreshPaper is a small piece of compostable & recyclable paper that is infused with organic spices, and has the ability to make your fruit and veg last up to four times longer! Pretty cool hey! All you have to do is chuck a sheet into your crisper in your fridge, place it in your berry punnet or just pop a sheet at the bottom of your fruit bowl. No further fuss required!
Sometimes it’s just a few days difference between saving a punnet of berries and finding them mouldy in the back of the fridge, so it’s pretty plain to see how easily food can be wasted sometimes. Aussie families actually waste over $1000 a year in fresh produce alone. And even more so at Christmas, equating to an unfathomable $2.64 billion in wastage. Can you imagine what the volume of that wasted produce must look like? I admit I struggle to imagine it and I’d prefer to not think that I will be adding to it any further now that I’ve found FreshPaper.
One sheet of FreshPaper lasts for three weeks and is only made from natural ingredients. No nasties or chemicals. So it’s really a no-brainer of a solution! And in case you needed more reason to love this completely recyclable and compostable innovation, it’s saving the planet one sheet at a time for less than $2 a week!
Why not try it out this holiday season and have all your Summer fruit and Christmas cherries that all that much longer, giving you more time to enjoy them.
You can find out more about FreshPaper and pick up your own pack here to revolutionise the way you keep your fruit and veg.
This post is in partnership with FreshPaper, but as always, my thoughts and opinions are honest and my own.