Phresh Food Protectors Enhance Fruits And Vegetables Shelf Time By Three Times

Posted: Feb 22 2016, 11:33am CST | by , in Technology News


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Phresh Food Protectors Enhance Fruits and Vegetables Shelf Time by three Times

Israeli startup Phresh unveiled an organic solution to protects fruits and vegetables from spoiling.

Phresh, an Israeli startup, unveiled food protectors that enhance the shelf life of produce by 3 times with organic means. Phresh is based on an organic, non-toxic powder developed by Phresh, which dissolves into the atmosphere and eliminates bacteria and fungi while oxygenating the area. As a result, no physical application upon the produce is required, and no additional smells or tastes can be sensed.

Currently, one single patch of Phresh's powder is designed to extend the shelf-life of cucumbers, tomatoes, potatoes, eggplants, apples, lemons, lettuce, grapes, mushrooms, strawberries and peppers. More fruits and vegetables will be added soon.

Based on over 12 years of research at the Israeli start-up BotanoCap, Phresh's powder is composed out of essential oils, which are natural preservatives created by plants, such as oregano, spearmint, mustard oil, and other plants. Using a patented micro-encapsulation procedure, each grain of Phresh's powder extends the effect of the preservatives to over a month. The powder dissolves into the atmosphere and creates a protective shield that extends the life of the produce.

At the first stage, the consumer has to place one of the powder sachets, which come in every package, inside the Food Protector. Each package supplied by Phresh contains 12 sachets, which is enough for one year. Each Food Protector is equipped with a LED lamp that changes color over time, reminding the customer to change the powder each once every one or two months. After that, the consumer has to place the Food Protectors near his or her fruits and vegetables, whether in the fridge, basket, counter or bowl, and the powder starts protecting the produce.

Phresh has just launched a new Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign in order to raise $ 20,000. Almost half of the funding goal has already been met. A Food Protector starts at $20 with a year-long supply of powder. Phresh plans to ship in August.

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