• Start-up can double the shelf-life of avocados

    5 monthes ago - By Washington Post

    The Apeel avocado now on sale at Midwest Costco stores is covered with an invisible, plant-based film. Lemons and asparagus could be next.
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  • A Bill Gates-backed edible coating makes avocados last twice as long - and it's debuting at Costco

    A Bill Gates-backed edible coating makes avocados last twice as long - and it's debuting at Costco

    5 monthes ago - By Business Insider

    A food-tech startup called Apeel Sciences debuted its avocados at every Costco and Harps Food Stores location in the US.
    Apeel has created an invisible, edible coating that food suppliers can spray on produce to extend shelf life. The company claims that its avocados last twice as long as non-organic avocados.
    The coating slows the decaying process.
    Avocados are known for their short shelf life. By the time the beloved fruit hits a grocery store shelf, it will last about a week before it gets too ripe.
    A Santa Barbara, California-based startup called Apeel Sciences has invented an edible...
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  • These avocados have a special coating that keeps them fresh longer

    5 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Apeel-an invisible, plant-based second skin that makes produce last twice as long-is now available on avocados you can buy at grocery stores.
    When you walk into a Costco in the Midwest, you'll see a heap of avocados for sale. This is not unusual: Avocados are ubiquitous these days, and have even surpassed the classic apple in popularity. In the Midwest, though, they're not always great. They have to travel a long way from California, where they're primarily grown, and often arrive rock solid and under-ripe, only to almost immediately spoil (by now, you are likely familiar with this meme ).
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