Does It Work: Bluapple
Small device claims to be able to keep fruits and vegetables fresher
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Well this is. Wait the money but there's a way to keep your fruits and vegetables lasts longer so maybe so -- sandlot would it is -- department claims to do just that. It called the blue apple it's a little gadget that -- makers say is gonna save you a lot of money in the end but. Does it work. Little -- is supposed to keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer by absorbing ethylene gas which causes throat instead overrides them. The packaging says it CTV news just place the blue happily your refrigerator crisper or counter top triple -- wherever you keep -- Condrey to get as owner of two of his family farm in north through Massachusetts is surrounded by fresh fruit and agreed to try it out. What do you look for when you get to this he. Going to be the best -- -- sensation who had never have -- so it went off the tree he was interested in a product that would extend the life of his speeches. We'll see how well sports. -- snapped open and inside is an absorbent packet that needs to be replaced every three months. The instructions are packed with produce info explaining that ethylene gas removal is one of three essential elements of the proper produce storage. Along with temperature and humidity control. Directions say to place the blue apple in the -- -- of your refrigerator. Or any other produce storage area you wish to protect making sure it's not covered up and isn't it works best and it can find space. Well when you pick Pete is especially as bright as we didn't they don't laugh out on. I'm straight filled to both with peaches and put a blue apple in one of them and did the same with two bags that were tied and put in the refrigerator. At home I was hoping the blue apple would keep my bananas fresher longer. I split two bunches putting them in two separate bowls with the peach. One had a blue apple and I put them at opposite ends of the kitchen. I don't have put a farm fresh cucumbers tomatoes and Peppers in each of -- to refrigerator Christopher's. Five days later the -- apple bananas looked a little better maybe a day behind in the right bidding process. The two pages look the same. The -- instructions included guide on how to safely store some common fruits and vegetables. They recommend buying green bananas and keeping them in a paper bag with the blue apple taking a couple out to right been at a time. Andres fruitful -- all right and quickly making it hard to say whether the blue apple made any difference. His refrigerated peaches were all looking good two weeks later. We have Pete has picked the same days from the same tree and so far they did appear to be after two weeks very someone's them. No conclusive results. We'll leave him out on the counter in the bag still -- bags back up and and -- after a few more days how they -- Three days later Andre emailed me saying the peaches were all very ride and -- to the touch any found no difference between teaches stored with the blue apple and the but back -- my refrigerator crisper while I did see a big difference in the Peppers and cucumbers. That tomatoes store with the blue apple did look much better than its counterpart. -- ten dollar blue apple work. Please say kinda we've reached out to the company's board statement to see us as we stay in our literature that there are three elements to successful Prodi's storage. Temperature humidity and ethylene gas management any of these can thwart the best intentions. They're often multiple factors at play and this may be related to your results. -- humidity control for example at such a big deal that it can nullify any attempt to augment extending freshness by any other means. Keeping it fresh with a couple -- fruitful -- container and an open space can sometimes be okay. But not that there are many other sources of -- gas that can overwhelm the capacity of blue apple this is why we recommend -- confined area for maximum benefit. Bananas are one of the trickier produce items to manage unfortunately when there. Are finally ready hopefully right there entering a phase where there's a cascade effect that play. In terms of the ripening process and the ability to control ripening is limited. We say that blue apple can extend -- life by three times on average but depending on the -- of the main question that might be three hours. As opposed to do. Three weeks. They have the technology get to these and you do have to replace the little packets inside every three months.