What is Apeel?
Each fruit and vegetable has a protective peel or skin to keep it fresh. With the addition of water, Apeel applies an extra protective layer. Apeel is made from plants, peels and fruits, ingredients that are usually thrown away. The extra peel seals the moisture in the product for longer, the decay of the product slows down considerably and it can be stored for longer. In this way, Apeel extends the shelf life of avocados and mangoes by 50%.
The innovative technology helps growers, suppliers and retailers to improve the quality of their products and extend shelf life, thus minimizing food waste from the grower to the store shelf and kitchen table.
Reducing food waste
Food waste is a significant challenge in our chain. Especially during transport and ripening and at retailers, fruit often goes to waste. Thanks to Apeel, more avocados are left for consumption, which results in environmental savings for every avocado and mango that consumers eat. Our measurements show a halving of food waste in the path from Nature's Pride to the end consumer. The difference per lorry: a whopping 3,900 avocados, 640 kg Co2eq and 720,000 litres of water.