StixFresh has come up with a way to extend the freshness of fruit naturally with a sticker.
The company claims the stickers can extend the shelf life of fruits for up to two weeks longer. An all-natural compound contained on the sticker creates a protective layer around the fruit.
STIXFRESH IS SIMPLE
Easily peel and place StixFresh stickers on apples, pears, avocados, dragon fruits, kiwis, mangos, oranges and other citrus fruits to help keep them firm, sweet and juicy.
StixFresh – mission is threefold:
(1) To develop and commercialize groundbreaking and innovative technologies that will significantly reduce waste via all-natural and safe methods
(2) To create a business that comprises high-performing, driven individuals with altruistic values, and
(3) To deliberately and purposefully honor all people involved in this process, including our investors, employees, strategic partners, suppliers, and customers.
Zhafri Zainudin – CO-FOUNDER/INVENTOR
The StixFresh sticker’s all-natural coating, made up of specially sourced wax and other natural ingredients, creates a protective layer around your fruit. Our research has shown that by slowing down the ripening process, StixFresh can extend the freshness of many fruits by up to 14 days. These same studies show that fruits treated with the StixFresh sticker have increased sweetness, higher retention of moisture, as well as sustained cellular structure resulting in increased firmness.
StixFresh has been tested to work on apples, pears, avocados, dragon fruits, kiwis, mangoes, oranges and other citrus goodies.
Fruit continues to ripen while the sticker is on it. It’s studies have shown that the natural ingredients in StixFresh inhibit bacterial growth, slowing down spoilage and over-ripening.
It’s mission is to always use all-natural, chemical-free, totally safe ingredients to keep your fruit fresh longer. Rest assured, the ingredients used in StixFresh meet GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) requirements in accordance with the FDA.
One of the many benefits of StixFresh stickers is that they can be applied anywhere along the post-harvest process — packaging, shipping, distribution, retail, and even in your own kitchen.
Company Origin – It all started in a rural community an hour south of Kuala Lumpur where Zhafri Zainudin developed a passion for finding natural solutions to problems faced by his friends and neighbors. One such friend who owned a tropical fruit stand was frustrated with the amount of product he would lose to spoilage. Zhafri wanted to find a solution that was simple and non-invasive. Since almost every fruit already has a sticker on it, he wondered why not use the sticker to deliver the solution. This way, his solution wouldn’t add an extra step or require a large capital investment to implement. He would simply improve what currently existed. After hundreds of iterations and tests, he finally found a formula that worked. StixFresh was born!