Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Product Review: BluApple (Prolongs Produce Freshness)

Note: This product review is based on our own experience and our own experimentation in figuring out whether or not this product works. I take my product review seriously and I do not lie. What you see in these photos are real. My witness is my dear husband who is a Science teacher and was a skeptic (so was I). After performing the test, we are convinced that this product works. We are very impressed!

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Are you tired of buying fruits and vegetables that spoil quickly than you can eat it (what a waste of money) and in dire need of help? Stick around and read my own experience about a product that I recently discovered called the BluApple. It is no secret that my family eats vegetables and fruits and like many other families, we are also tired of wasting our money by throwing away spoiled produce. We can't eat all the fruits and vegetables in just one setting so we rely on our refrigerator to keep it fresh long enough to eat it all. Lucky for me, I learned about BluApple. When BluApple agreed on working with me and sent me their product for a review, I must admit I was a skeptic, but interested. And so was my husband. His first prediction was "it's not going to work". I told him the only way to find out is to test it ourselves and we started thinking of ways to prove whether BluApple product works or not. Before I go on with my product review, let's find out first what is this product all about. What is BluApple and what does it do? Below are some information.

What Does The BluApple Do?
  • Using the BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.
  • Government experts have estimated a typical family of four throws away as much as $600 worth of spoiled produce each year.
  • 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 hasten spoilage. - source: BluApple
What Is Inside The BluApple?
  • The makers of BluApple uses Zeolite, which is a pure form of ancient ash that has a very high crystalline surface area, providing an ideal substrate for the ethylene gas oxidation to occur.
  • Natural Zeolite is often used as an odor absorber and a humidity stabilizer in refrigerators, closets and automobiles. The very high surface area traps molecules and absorbs water when humidity is too high- releasing it back to the atmosphere when it gets too dry.
  • The Zeolite used in BluApple serves those purposes as well, but its primary function is to remove ethylene gas from the produce bin. - source: BluApple
If you are confused on what you just read about the BluApple product, then continue reading my review. Shall we? I am no scientist or an expert either, but all I know is that this product works really well for us. Here's what we did.

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About two weeks ago we bought some produce to use for our own experimentation and we had broccoli, Bok Choy, and a head of lettuce. I didn't have photos of the lettuce a few days after using the BluApple because I accidentally deleted the ones in my camera thinking I already saved it on my computer. When doing the test, we also had to consider to buy the produce at the same time and has the same freshness so we can come up with a fair result. We decided to divide the Bok Choy into two, halved the head of the lettuce into two and divide the broccoli into two as well. Everything was bought at the same time and has the same freshness and placed in the crisper. It is easy to use the BluApple product. All you do is take it out of the package, placed it in your crisper, your fruit basket or wherever you store your fruits and vegetables and let it do it's own thing.

As you can see on the photo below, to the left is where we placed the BluApple product, and to the right without it. And as you scroll down, you can see the difference between the two Bok Choy and the two broccoli in just five days.

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What a huge difference between the two Bok Choy. The one to the left still has life to it and looks fresh, while the other one to the right had already wilted.
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And the broccoli. Remember, the two broccoli comes from the same bunch and we just divided it into two. When you look closer, the top of the broccoli on the left already had discoloration or browning, while the broccoli to the right still looks greener.

With these two tests done, we were already convinced that the BluApple works, and we are glad for the opportunity given to sample their wonderful product. From now on, no more throwing away spoiled veggies and fruits, but to enjoy eating them. If you may ask how long does the BluApple works, read below.

"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."

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And yes, I had to take a photo of the inside of our messy refrigerator so you can see where I put the produce and the BluApple product.
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We thank you so much, BluApple. We love your product! My family can now save some money while we enjoy eating our fruits and vegetables without it going to waste. I think I pretty much covered the information you want to know about the BluApple, but if you want to find out more about the product, you can visit the website at http://www.thebluapple.com/.

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Take note: The makers of the BluApple recommend that consumers recycle the spent Zeolite by sprinkling it onto flowers and plants in the household. Zeolite is a natural soil and the MnO2 provides trace minerals to the soil, making it a good fertilizer.

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24 comments:

  1. This is something new and I am really amazed how it prolongs the veges state.

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  2. I want to have this product. I'm guilty of buying vegetables and fruits and just throw it if it doesn't look good anymore. Can I get it here in Singapore?

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  3. wow! that is really amazing...I would love to try this product...thanks for sharing mamiAdin!

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  4. This is an awesome product! I would like to try this out as well!

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  5. i need one of these since I don't shop produce very often.:)

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  6. that seems like an amazing product momi adin. wish i can try it myself. by the way, where did u get that sayote, hehe.did u plant it or buy it somewhere? ive been wanting to have one for my tinolang manok but couldnt find it here in our place.

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    1. Hi mommy Jenn. I got the chayote at Walmart. It is always good in tinola.

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    2. Or sa Mexican store ate Jhen.

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  7. I'd love to try this one. It would be great especially when you buy a bulk size of veggies from the Asian store. Such a difference it makes on the veggies! Your refrigerator is very organized unlike mine lol.

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  8. amazing to know that it can prolong the life of veggies. they are always the ones that easily rots unlike fruits. nice review!

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  9. Wow,Blueapple is new to me.never heard of it before and now I got enough information about it. I love it bases on your informative post.

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  10. that is one amazing product. great review and thanks for showing us the photos of "with the blue apple" and "without the blue apple". I love how organized your ref is too :D i want to try this blue apple because we waste our produce most of the time.

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  11. I will check on their website and try to contact and request for a sample of their product. i want to try this

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  12. wow! this is something we should have to eliminate throwing vegetables..

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  13. Hmm, I think this is a good innovation since you can store the fruits and vegetables for a longer period of time. But I just wonder, doesn't it reduce it freshness too? And also, it is already like putting preservatives on your fresh fruits and vegtables.

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    1. Hi Mei. It helps keep produce fresh for a long time so we can enjoy them without it rotten so quickly, then just ends up in waste. It doesn't affect the taste of the produce and you don't sprinkle it on the veg and fruits. I am guessing u didn't really read the post. :)

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  14. I also heard that placing the veggies in a recycled chips bag can give the same result. Or placing a container with baking soda. The former I've tried and it worked. Not sure of the second. :)

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  15. as long as it's natural and food friendly then it's really worth having.

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  16. Wow, I can't believe it that there's now some ways on how to prolong the foods without throwing away spoiled foods just like that.

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  17. wow that is great review mommy adin! well detailed! this blue apple is very interesting, i would love to try it. since it really works, this would be perfect for me since i am the only one that really eats vegetable, and i dont cook that much. so this would be really useful.

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  18. that is a cool product to keep our veggies fresh Momi Adin :-) I would love to buy one of those :-) it will help my veggies last longer in the fridge :-)

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  19. I like it! I might try them because this is what i want for awhile now!

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  20. What a super product. Thank you for doing the comparison experiment for us. It is so interesting that the ethylene gas causes the produce to age. I must buy BluApple now.

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  21. I hope BlueAplle gets available here in the Philippines soon!

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