Israeli startup Sufresca presents spray that adds weeks to life of fresh fruit and veg

Israeli startup Sufresca has developed a natural alternative to both preserving wax and plastic wraps, intended to keep fruit and vegetables fresh longer. It’s a spray that allows the produce to breathe, which can add weeks to its life. Sufresca will integrate its solution into the equipment used in modern production lines, where fruits are first washed and sprayed with antibacterial materials.

Tal Marmur Sirota, VP of R&D at the company: “We develop edible coatings for fruits and vegetables to prolong their shelf life. Our two main aims are to reduce the massive food waste and reduce the use of plastic, which is currently the most popular solution to preserve fresh fruits and vegetables.”

Sprayed produce can last days longer at room temperature or several weeks longer in the fridge. The coating, made of natural ingredients like water, fatty acids, and polysaccharides, is odorless, tasteless, and is less than a micron thin – or a thousandth of a millimeter.


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