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Bluapple Review: The Best Way to Keep Produce Fresh and Save Money

Posted by Jessica Boscarini on Friday, January 6, 2017 Under: Product Reviews


PRODUCT: for Moms and Moms-to-be

Produce can be expensive, especially if you’re buying the Organic stuff! So why not invest $10 now, and save $100’s because of it!

Keep reading to find out more…

THE PRODUCTS:
Ethylene gas is given off naturally by fruits and vegetables as a signaling mechanism in order to coordinate uniform ripening. However, once concentrated in your refrigerator or other storage areas, the presence of ethylene gas continues to speed up ripening and accelerate spoilage.

The Bluapple® is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. The active ingredient does not "wear out", but continues to absorb ethylene until it has reached its capacity. A One Year Refill Kit rounds out the Bluapple® ethylene gas management product line, allowing consumers to reuse Bluapples® and not add them to landfills.


THE SCIENCE:

The ethylene gas molecule is very reactive and is readily oxidized into a state harmless to fruits and vegetables. A simple and safe method of neutralizing ethylene is to “oxidize” it with sodium permanganate. Oxidation refers to a method of changing a molecule to something else. Sodium permanganate (NaMnO4) is a safe, inert compound used in a number of familiar applications such as in drinking water treatment systems, and when combined with ethylene gas it reacts and changes into a harmless manganese oxide (a sort of “rust”) and carbon dioxide.

Carrier Medium: 
Sodium permanganate is a safe and effective oxidizer, but we still need a way to deliver it to where ethylene gas exists. We need a carrier medium that will allow the ethylene gas to contact the oxidizer so it may be reacted away. Industry does this in several ways, of course, but Bluapple® uses natural clinoptilolite, commonly known as zeolite. Zeolite is actually ancient volcanic ash that has been turned to rock over eons. Although there are numerous forms of zeolite, Bluapple® uses a form which is highly porous and possesses a very high total surface area.

Zeolite: 
When the sodium permanganate is applied to this pure zeolite using a special proprietary process, the result is a highly effective ethylene gas absorber that also has an extremely long life. Bluapple® has the highest percentage of available reactant and the longest life per gram of any other ethylene absorption product.

The NaMnO4 impregnated zeolite granules are then packaged in special membrane packets that are water resistant, but are highly permeable to ethylene gas, and these packets are then encased in our patented plastic Bluapple® shells in order to maximize airflow into and around the packets.


HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?
Each Bluapple® is designed to last three months assuming a typical household volume of produce use. It’s recommend that two Bluapples be used at the same time for a typical household in order to maximize the absorption effectiveness, though for smaller households one may provide ample protection. Full Year Refill Kits for your two Bluapples are available for only $9.99 each.

Furthermore, when it’s time to replace the packet, don't throw the spent zeolite granules away! They recommend that you put the spent zeolite granules in your houseplants or in your garden. The zeolite granules are a natural soil and the residual MnO2 provides trace minerals to the soil. Your plants will love it!


PRICE:
$9.99 for 2 Bluapples. The 1-Year Refill Pack is only $9.99 as well!


WHERE TO BUY:
You can purchase Bluapple from their Online Store, or at the Container Store and Bed Bath & Beyond.


FINAL THOUGHTS:
With the New Year and all the “eat healthier” resolutions out there, buying more produce is certainly on top of people’s lists as well. However, fruits and veggies can get expensive and can make the idea of sticking to your resolution seem all the more daunting. Especially when you realize how quickly they can “go bad”! It’s like you’re literally throwing money down the drain!

Step in Bluapple. This simple little product really does work and ends up saving you money – and ultimately time – by preventing your produce from spoilage and adding days, if not even an extra week or two, to their “lifespans”.

To learn more about Bluapple please visit their website and check them out on Facebook.

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