AUDIO: No More Mushy Avocados

June 20, 2018

It seems like avcados are perfectly ripe for about 40 seconds. But, that may soon be changing! Apeel Sciences in California has created a tasteless and edible coating that keeps avocados fresh twice as long. The edible barrier is made from plant materials, and it creates a "microclimate," controlling the rate at which water leaves the avocado's surface and oxygen enters. Apeel-treated avocados are first rolling out in Costco and Harp Foods stores in the midwest, but will eventually be available across the US.