‘Apeel’ – edible coating to increase the shelf life of fruits & vegetables.

Apeel uses materials that exist in the peels, seeds, and pulp of all fruits and vegetables to create a protective extra peel that seals moisture in and keeps oxygen out. That means our produce stays fresh, nutritious, and delicious twice as long.

It also means less produce goes to waste throughout the supply chain—from grower to retailer to consumers at home.

According to Apeel – Every piece of produce is a living, breathing thing, [and] it needs its own optimized little microclimate in order to survive optimally.

It’s organic coating that extends the shelf-life

A lime, an avocado, a cucumber, a stalk of asparagus—each has its own peel or skin that serves to protect. The material found in these peels, skins, and seeds are materials regularly consumed in our daily diet.

These materials are what we use as building blocks in Apeel’s patented produce-protecting blend, layering onto fruits and vegetables to extend their shelf life.

How Apeel Works

Sellers have signs indicating that their produce has been coated with Apeel

Inspired by nature’s own methods of preservation, Apeel made it their mission to build a barrier that could be applied to fruits and vegetables using edible materials that could slow down the rate of spoilage.

Founded in 2012 with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Apeel Sciences continues to develop products for dozens of USDA Organic Certified and conventional produce categories.

Apeel works with partners ranging from small family-owned farmers and local organic growers to the world’s largest food brands.

They are on a mission to make better quality, more sustainable, and longer-lasting produce a reality—creating value throughout the supply chain, and a more abundant future for us all.