FreshPaper Review: Here’s How This Spiced Infused Paper Could Save You a Fortune on Your Grocery Bill
Every so often I come across a product that is so innovative and dare I say ‘life-changing’ that I get ridiculously excited about it and want to run around telling everyone about it. Thanks to social media, I don’t have to do so much ‘running around,’ but you know what I mean. I want other people to know about the incredible product I have found so that they too can reap the benefits for themselves.
If you have ever thrown away fruit and vegetables from your fridge because they have spoiled before you got a chance to eat them, you’ll know how frustrating it is. Considering the average Australian household throws away $1,036 worth of food annually, many of us are throwing away food quite regularly. I’m no maths whizz, but the statistics tell me that this equates to an alarming $2.64 billion worth of fresh produce going to waste each year! That’s pretty confronting, right?
But, (and this is where I get excited because I’m about to tell you how you can minimise your household food waste and keep those lovely fruit and veggies fresh for longer), there is a solution! FreshPaper!
FreshPaper is taking the world by storm, and for good reason. By placing a small piece of bio-degradable paper infused with a secret combination of organic spices in the fridge drawer with your fruit and vegetables you can keep them fresh for up to 2-4 times longer.
I know, I know! It sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Trust me I was a little sceptical too. But having received the product to put to the test, I’m only too happy to tell my friends, family and all of you guys, that FreshPaper is the real deal!
Take a look at the difference FreshPaper has made to these two strawberries. They were from the same punnet. The only difference is that one has been in the fridge with FreshPaper, and the other one has been in the fridge without FreshPaper. After 5 days you can see clearly that the strawberry on the left has seen better days. It is dark in colour, it has squishy bits and it has a furry mould beginning to form on the underside of the tip. In contrast the strawberry on the right that has been stored with FreshPaper is still beautifully fresh!
I’ve used strawberries as an example because they are notoriously difficult to keep fresh, and because it’s really easy to see the difference in the freshness between these two.
I also did the same experiment with broccoli – buying two from the supermarket at the same time and storing one with the FreshPaper and one without.
After 10 days I compared them. Whilst the broccoli on the left does clearly show some discoloration and isn’t as vibrantly green as the one of the right that had the benefit of being stored with FreshPaper, the photograph doesn’t really tell the whole story. When I lifted these two out of the fridge the difference was immediately apparent. Whilst the one on the left felt spongy and limp, the one on the right is still beautifully firm and fresh.
For more information on exactly how to use FreshPaper and tips on getting the most from your fruit and vegetables visit the FreshPaper website.
The story of how FreshPaper came to be is both fascinating and inspiring. Kavita Shukla, a young inventor, happened upon the secret ingredients after accidentally drinking some tap water while visiting her grandmother in India. Her grandma gave her a home-remedy – mixture of spices which kept her from getting sick. Kavita recognised that this home-remedy had the potential to help people on a larger scale. After years of research and development out of her garage that began when she was just 12, Kavita created FreshPaper.
The simple but innovative product involves infusing bio-degradable paper with organic spices that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth as well as enzymes that cause over-ripening. Unlike anything on the market it has no zeolite sodium permanganate or charcoal, and absolutely no plastic present. She never could have imagined that the grassroot’s movement that took her from her garage to local farmers’ markets, would one day see her distributing her invention to millions of farmers and families across the globe in an effort to improve access to fresh, healthy food and boost the lives of farmers and communities worldwide.
Kavita’s invention has brought her several international honours as an inventor, designer and entrepreneur including being featured as one of the ‘7 Entrepreneurs Changing the World’ by Fast Company, being listed on the Forbes ’30 under 30’and named one of TIME magazine’s ‘5 Most Innovative Women in Food.’
Keen to keep your fruit and veggies fresh for longer and save money? You can purchase FreshPaper from the FreshPaper website. FreshPaper has a RRP of $14.95 for 8 sheets (which is roughly 2 months worth). When you consider that the average Australian family is throwing away over $1000 of produce a year, it is easy to see how spending less than $2 a week on FreshPaper will save you a considerable amount of money and limit your food wastage!
They’ve also brought out a FreshPaper now for breads and baked goods! I’ll let you know what I think of that when I get a chance to try it. The kids are home on school holidays at the moment so I’m lucky if a loaf of bread lasts five minutes!