This sticker will make your fruit last up to 14 days longer — and it’s safe enough that you can even eat the sticker.
The stickers work best on mangos, avocados, papayas, dragon fruit, start fruits, apples, and pears. You can place the stickers on fruit to help keep them firm, sweet, and juicy. Initial studies showed the sticker can extend the freshness of certain fruits by up to 50%.
The goal is to help put an end to food waste and help farmers, distributors, wholesalers, retailers, and consumers save money.
The stickers are 100% natural. They’re coated with a mixture of sodium chloride and beeswax. The sticker is called Stixfresh and it works by slowing down the ripening process by removing ethylene from the air. Ethylene is the ripening hormone found in fresh produce. The sticker also inhibits mold activity. They were invented in Malaysia.
The company launched in the U.S. in November 2018 and is trying to partner with fruit growers. Stixfresh wants to design a similar concept in the future for berries and vegetables.