Fruitwash Stickers Turn to Soap as You Clean Your Produce
It’s the little annoyances in life that drive us crazy: Pistachio shells that just won’t pry open. Yogurt that always—always!—sprays us when we open a new container. Trying to peel those little stickers off apples and bananas.
Well, we may continue to break our nails on those nuts that taunt us and splatter our clothes with dairy before we even leave the house in the morning, but those annoying apple labels? Fruitwash to the rescue.
NPR reports the newly launched fruit sticker actually acts as a soap, dissolving when you wash your apple, pear or plum and getting rid of grocery store grime, pesticides and other gunk you’d really rather not ingest in the process.
“I thought [the labels] could serve some sort of secondary purpose rather than being thrown away,” Fruitwash inventor Scott Amron, who is also the brains behind the Brush & Rinse toothbrush, tells the media organization. “Originally, I wanted the label to help clean the fruit, and that evolved into having it dissolve.”
The sticker’s makeup is top secret, according to NPR, but Amron does divulge that the ingredients are all organic.
Word isn’t out yet on which stores will carry the stickers, but we’re hoping they turn up in our produce aisles. Sure, food experts tell NPR, ordinary water and some good old-fashioned scrubbing is still the best method to clean fruits and veggies, but where’s the fun in that? Soapy stickers are definitely slicker.
Got your apples washed? Try these fabulous Apple Desserts!