nat44cana
May 8, 2017

Veggie-packing

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A } In the supermarkets some fruits and many veggies are "conveniently"{ for the seller} packed in see-through plastic without any air getting to it. This reduces the use-by-life of these veggies up to half, compared to being packed in paper or open.

The one exception are cucumbers, which benefit from being in an air-tight wrapping, which prolongs their use-by-life.

The more veggie-adapted-packing will reduce naturally the amount of thrown away food, lead to healthier life [for some] and in the long run has to ease the demand of pesticides sprayed on our veggies, as the ""NOT THROWN AWAY"" veggies will not have to be produce in a weeks time.

 

B } The reduction of oversized fruits is not only a packing reduction, it is also a question of better heath for the consumer. The bigger an apple, a pear, .. with its vitamins just under the skin is, the fewer vitamins one does buy. The volume increases with cube, whereas the surface increases only with the square.

e.g 1kg of apples made up of four items, when compared to 1kg of apples containing 10 items, has for the same amount of weight about 50 to 70% less vitamins.

Do you know of a 4 year old child, who is eating 250g of apple in one go? (Especially, when it needs both hands to hold it??) So what is happening to the not yet eaten part?? Kept for later? Whom are you kidding? So it's intake of vitamins is about 10 % of that of an apple it can in one hand, it will eat all of it. Less waste and much more healthy.

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