A piece of paper that claims to inhibit bacterial and fungal growth as well as enzymes that causes over-ripening.
32 sheets of 4"x4" brown paper that is suppose to smell like maple. We didn?t think the smell was very strong. We assume that since it is sitting in a paper bag, that the smell dissipates between the time it is packaged, and when it actually gets to a buyer's home.
You can purchase 32 sheets for $19.99 ($.62 per sheet). They are not reusable. They do not claim to be recyclable.
Taken from their website:
"FreshPaper is infused with organic spices that inhibit bacterial & fungal growth, as well as enzymes that cause over-ripening. FreshPaper is a safe, remarkably effective, organic solution to spoilage."
The claim is that they inhibit bacterial, fungal and enzyme growth. However, there is no reference to any scientific data that would be responsible for this to happen. There is no data to justify the claims.
They said that the papers work through special spices that kill bacteria, making produce last longer.
Consumer Reports reported in 2013, “Reusable airtight containers seem like a better way to save the world. FreshPaper helped in only one of our scenarios: Used with strawberries stored in their original containers and placed in the fridge, it staved off mold for at least two weeks, by which point those without FreshPaper had grown fuzzy. The countertop strawberries were quickly fuzzy whether they had FreshPaper or not; the airtight-container fruits were inedible (though mold-free) either way after three weeks.
Fenugreen claims the product contains no major allergens, but it does include fenugreek, a legume that is like a peanut and can have similar allergens, according to a recent study. People with peanut allergies may need to think twice about eating products touched by FreshPaper"
With no scientific data to back up claims, along with the risk of those with peanut allergies, we would recommend that FreshPaper be regarded skeptically.