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Frequently Asked Questions

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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-derived 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 from plant-derived materials — specifically, lipids and glycerolipids — that naturally exist in the peels, seeds and pulp of all the fruits and vegetables we already eat.

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.

Apeel offers a product that is OMRI Listed® for use on USDA Certified Organic produce. Our plant-derived products may reduce the need for conventional preservation methods, over-packaging, and costly controlled-atmosphere storage.

Our products can be applied in a variety of ways, including widely-used rinse or dip methods, which makes it easy to integrate into established workflows.

No, Apeel's products are colorless, odorless, tasteless and undetectable on produce.

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.

We're currently in the development phases with our partners, so you can't buy produce with Apeel at your grocery store just yet. Please check back on our website for updates.


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