Edible Protective Spray For Food

MILK MaterialLab Apeel Apeel Sciences
MILK MaterialLab Apeel Apeel Sciences


California-based startup Apeel Sciences developed an edible protective spray for fruits and vegetables derived from food scraps. This tasteless and low-calorie variant, due to its waterproof molecular structure, primarily serves to preserve the food, thus allowing protection from moisture and gases that continue the ripening process. The protective spray consists primarily of glycerol phosphatides (vegetable lipids), which are odorless, tasteless and also insoluble in water. The gylycerol phosphatidu used (from the stems and peels of food scraps) helps to maintain the quality of the sprayed food. Since reduced cooling is required during the transport of goods thanks to the protective spray, a reduction in the carbon footprint can also be achieved.

However, the spray does not completely replace other outer packaging, as it does not guarantee mechanical product protection.

Product Name: Apeel
Manufacturer: Apeel Sciences
Project Status: Concept // Prototype // Market Ready // Series Production Ready

Source: Apeel Sciences
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