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Freshy, a new way to extend foods’ shelf life


The egg-shaped Freshy is intended for use in the refrigerator or pantry. (Freshy)

A CLEAR ALTERNATIVE: What appears to be a translucent polycarbonate three-inch-high egg statuette with liquid inside might significantly reduce your household’s food waste. Freshy is the result of scientific research and consumer testing over the past year and is ready to take its place alongside Fresh Paper by Fenugreen in the realm of natural, nontoxic products that extend shelf life by slowing the growth of bacteria. We tested it on baguettes cut in half and stashed separately in an enclosed space; the bread with a Freshy companion retained a chewy texture after three days’ time, while the solo baguette became rock hard.

Place the device in the refrigerator or pantry within a three-foot radius of foods including meats, vegetables, fruits, fish and others that are stored in plastic wrap, plastic containers, plastic foam, glass, cardboard, paper and ceramics. Made in the United States, lasts for one year. $19.95 for one or $29.95 for two; order online via www.freshyworks.com.

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