Apeel Sciences

Apeel Sciences

Company that develops treatments to prevent spoilage of fruits and vegetables using molecules naturally found in peels which maintain moisture and keep out oxygen.

Apeel Sciences was founded in 2012 with a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, by James Roger, who is CEO of the company and has a PhD in Materials. With a mission of decreasing food spoilage, the company created a barrier made out of edible plant materials that slow down the rate of spoilage. The barrier helps moisture stay inside and oxygen stay outside. Apeel uses a film of lipid molecules, which are found in cutin, the natural waxy coating that is on fruits and vegetables. This barrier can be sprayed on or fruit can be dipped in.

Apeel has developed products for USDA Organic Certified and conventional produce categories. The company also works with partners from smallholder farmers and local organic growers and large food brands to produce better quality and more sustainable produce. The Apeel barrier coating has been reported to double the ripeness window of avocados, which have been available at Costco. Apeels coating have also been used by citrus and asparagus suppliers.

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James Roger

Founder, CEO

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Inside the Science of Apeel, the Clever Coating That Saves Your Avocados

Matt Simon

Web

June 21, 2018

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AlleyWatch
May 30, 2020
AlleyWatch
The Pulse of New York Tech
Rebecca Smithers
May 26, 2020
the Guardian
The company has tested its edible spray-on coating on avocados. Photograph: dragana991/Getty Images/iStockphoto
Christine Hall
May 26, 2020
Crunchbase News
Apeel expects to save 20 million pieces of fruit from going to waste in homes and grocery store shelves this year.
FinSMEs
May 26, 2020
FinSMEs
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Anthony Ha
May 26, 2020
TechCrunch
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Emma Taylor
December 10, 2019
Business Insider
The coating is tasteless, odourless, colorless, safe to eat, and sprayed onto the skin of the avocado to slow down the degeneration process.
Justin Jaffe
September 18, 2019
CNET
The company is also introducing its new, longer-lasting limes and asparagus.

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