It is a fact that produce tends to last weeks in our fridge all thanks to a secret little weapon that saves us a lot of money!
An extensive year long study conducted in 2002 by the University of Arizona and the United States Department of Agriculture yielded the following results.
Families in the US tossed out a whopping average of 470 pounds of food per year—about 14 percent of all food brought into the home—at an annual cost of $600. Adjusting for inflation, in 2008 and 2009, that total is nearly $700 in food thrown away per family, per year. Of that grand total of waste, one-quarter of it was fresh produce being discarded. Nationally, we dump $43 billion worth of food every year.
Have you heard the saying 1 rotten apple spoils the whole barrel? This is because of the Ethylene gas being put out by the rotten apple. Ethylene gas prematurely aging produce is a prime contributor to food waste.
Most fruits and vegetables generate ethylene gas while they ripen and once a fruit is damaged the amount of ethylene gas it emits increases. This gas is a very active plant hormone. If you mix fruits and veggies that either emit or are sensitive to ethylene gas, much of your fresh produce will age and decay faster than normal. The same way putting an apple and a banana into a brown bag will accelerate the ripening process.
Your refrigerator traps the gases being emitted by the produce and immerses everything in the fridge in these gases. Frigipure® Refrigerator Air Purifier is the solution to this age old problem that every household has had to face. We have all hidden boxes of baking soda in the back of the refrigerator to keep the smells away. Too bad, getting rid of the smell in your refrigerator doesn't mean you've gotten rid of undetectable gases which causes your food to spoil faster. Frigipure gets rid of both. You don't have to worry about rushing to finish the leftovers. With Frigipure, your fruits and vegetables will last longer and you will save money in the long run by not wasting foods. Frigipure will take up less space in your refrigerator than baking soda, and it lasts for up to four months. That's longer than any box of baking soda works. Then, after four months, the disposable cartridge can be replaced.
For $19.95 this sucker can really save you a lot of money! They only take up Size 2"Dia x 3.25" in other words it takes up a tiny space on the fridge shelf and you simply open both flaps on the sides of the filter and your done.