A new favorite eco-friendly product — Abeego! At first, I just loved the name…now, after trying it, I love the product! Abeego is an inspiring company “driven by common sense and a persistent desire to help people change the way they think about their food”. Abeego focuses on providing a “versatile material that can be used multiple times, in many ways, for varying degrees of food storage, that you can feel good about whole-heartedly”. Isn’t this great??
And there’s more: “Abeego challenges assumptions about how to keep real food fresh. It creates a breathable environment to prevent your food from spoiling. Abeego is inspired by nature and we believe natural materials are ideal for keeping food alive”.
Abeego is a plastic-free alternative made of hemp, cotton, beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil that is natural, reusable, and compostable! Using the warmth of your hands, you can mold it around virtually any solid food or container. In the fridge, Abeego becomes stiff and holds its new shape. When you return it to room temperature, it softens up and is ready to use again.
Intrigued, I ordered Abeego from Reuseit.com, where I viewed a video about this product. Using my hands to shape and mold it around foods, such as cucumbers, zucchini, and cheese, reminds me of kneading bread (which I love to do!). Seven days later, zukes wrapped in Abeego were as fresh as the day I bought them! Abeego has a beeswax odor and I was curious if this odor would impart onto food so I tested it with a cut up cucumber. Several days later, the cukes did not pick up the odor AND stayed fresh for days in the Abeego wrap! Awesome! I’m excited to share Abeego with you — one more cool tool for your eco-friendly kitchen!
Photo Credits: Katie Grenier