From the Manufactuer:
Ethylene gas is given off by all living plants, especially by fruits, vegetables and flowers, and acts as a chemical signal to speed up the ripening process. The release of this gas is thought to be a mechanism by which plants promote uniform ripening or opening, etc. In nature, the uniformity of these events attracts the maximum number of pollinators or seed disseminators, such as birds and insects. At home, however, when you store your fruits and vegetables in the refrigerator, ethylene gas builds up. As a result the ripening process is accelerated too quickly. This is a major reason we all throw out so much spoiled produce!
The Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize ethylene gas buildup. The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical, but only absorbs, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area. The Bluapple is not a "magic" pill, but a scientific and essential part of keeping produce fresh. When produce was cheap, no one cared, but as prices have risen, it became apparent that a very beneficial product for the home could make a huge difference.
There are three key elements to long produce life: a) temperature - keeping produce cold; b) humidity - using vented plastic bags to keep a moist, but not wet environment; c) ethylene gas management - using the Bluapple. Disruption of any one of these elements will cause premature spoilage.My Review:
As I said, I have only just begun using BluApple in one of my produce drawers and I put some of each of my latest shopping trip in each one - apples, pears, plums, carrots, celery and lettuce. I checked it after only two days and already the celery in my control drawer was starting to get a little limp and the lettuce was discoloring just a bit, but the produce in the BluApple drawer wasn't showing any signs of age! I'll let you know later in the month if it's still successful but for now, I'm happy with having the little BluApple tucked away in the drawer!
One of the most interesting things that I learned while researching BluApple is that they have a money back guarantee on their products and despite selling thousands of units have only had 20 refund requests!
Bluapple is available nationally at retail locations such as Whole Foods Markets, Giant Foods, Stop & Shop, and many others. It's also available for online order direct from BluApple for just $9.95. You can also get a year's worth of refills too!
I will be giving away a 2 pack of the BluApple and a year's worth of refills as part of my Rafflecopter Round Up Giveaway starting tomorrow at 9:00am! You can get a jump start on your entries by visiting the BluApple website and finding out about this interesting product and liking them on Facebook (which will be a multi-entry giveaway tomorrow).