We're a company on a mission to fight food waste and build a sustainable global food supply chain.
We help fresh food growers, distributors, and retailers around the world
deliver ripe, top quality produce that stays fresh longer, which reduces food and water
waste, and the use of harmful chemicals in the growing process.
Food waste is a pressing problem that we're passionate about solving. By 2050, the
world will need to feed about 2.3 billion more people. Yet currently over one third of all
food grown is lost to spoilage before we eat it. We believe that the best way to generate
more food for more people everywhere is to waste less. Reducing food loss will help to
create food abundance while preserving our environment and natural resources.
Apeel's plant-based products keep moisture inside produce and oxygen out, which
dramatically slows the rate that produce spoils. By maintaining moisture and reducing
oxidation, we bolster the plant's natural abilities to protect against environmental and
biotic stressors, like bacteria and fungi.
When produce is fresh, it not only looks better, but more importantly it also tastes better
and contains a higher density of nutrients. What's more, our products make it possible for
growers and distributors to reduce their use of chemical preservatives, and growers can
avoid harvesting before ripeness, allowing fruits and vegetables to develop full nutrition
and delicious flavor!
Our products are made of edible plant extracts — specifically, lipids and glycerolipids — that naturally exist in the peels, seeds and pulp of all the fruits and vegetables we already eat (tomatoes, bananas, avocados, etc.).
Yes! Our products are edible, safe to eat, and fully compliant with all U.S. Food and Drug
Administration regulations. Because Apeel's products are made of widely used plant oils
(or in other words, fats) that are commonly and naturally found in foods, Apeel's products
are designated FDA GRAS or "Generally Recognized As Safe."
From a dietary perspective, our products contribute a negligible amount of fat. For
example, if your diet consisted exclusively of fruits and vegetables protected with EdipeelTM,
you'd be consuming less than one additional calorie per day!
Our products are completely allergen-free and safe for people with food allergies of any
kind. All of our products undergo a rigorous regulated quality control process to ensure
the highest level of purity.
Because the materials needed to make Apeel exist in all fruits and vegetables, we can
make our products from any kind of fruit or vegetable — although some fruits and
vegetables are richer sources of lipids than others. This includes the parts of the plant
that typically go unused after harvest, such as the peels and seeds.
Yes! Apeel's products are OMRI Listed® for the growers and distributors of USDA
Certified Organic produce. Our plant-based products may reduce the need for
non-organic preservation methods, over-packaging, and costly controlled-atmosphere
EdipeelTM, Apeel's postharvest product, will be available to select commercial partners
beginning in 2018. If you are a fresh food grower, distributor, or retailer interested in
Edipeel, please contact us. InvisipeelTM, Apeel's preharvest product, when ready, will be
made available first to Edipeel customers.