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FreshPaper Reviews November 01 2019

Thanks to our supporters for all the incredible FreshPaper reviews rolling in ..it means a lot to us to hear how FreshPaper is helping you take on food waste, one sheet at a time!

(You just made FreshPaper the Highest Rated Natural Food Saver on Amazon!!)

Thank you
"I was skeptical when these were first given to me. Now I don't know how I managed to keep fruit and vegetables fresh before. I have purchased these as gifts and Christmas stocking stuffers for family and friends."
-Helen (Amazon.com)

Crucial for Raspberries, Strawberries, Spinach, and Spring Mix!
"I would definitely recommend FreshPaper. I have no idea how it works, but it does work! I have noticed it makes a big difference with strawberries, spinach and most especially with spring mix lettuce that has red lettuce in it. I will not buy spring mix if I don't have FreshPaper in the house because the red lettuce gets so disgusting black and slimy really fast. I put this in the clam shell and it keeps it fresh. Also crucial with raspberries, which I find turn almost as soon as I get them home from the store. I won't buy raspberries unless I have this in the house. When the carton is empty, I put the FreshPaper loose in the veggie drawer for the other veggies in there. I have had to buy FreshPaper at Whole Foods; it's nice to be able to get it on Amazon!"
- David (Amazon.com)

Really works!
“I initially saw these, and the inventor, on a TV show "Innovation Nation". We were always tossing out moldy bread, because there is only 2 of us and the bread would go bad in a short period of time. We would have to put the bread in the refrigerator to avoid spoilage. I don't like refrigerated bread, it always "stales" the bread. I used the Freshpaper Food Saver and I have to say, I am impressed. For the first time, we got through an entire loaf of bread, without having to refrigerate the loaf.”
-Hatties Mom, Virginia (Amazon.com)

A great food and money saver
"This product has a pleasant, spicy scent. While I enjoy it, I was worried that it would end up making my fruit and vegetables smell funny. I am happy to report that the scent doesn’t transfer at all. Thanks to a lack of marital communication, I unintentionally did a test of this product and have evidence that it works. Recently my husband and I each came home with bags of apples. I put mine in a fruit bowl lined with a sheet of Freshpaper, he put his in a separate bowl. While my family of three loves apples, it took us a while to eat up our combined purchases. Over that time, the apples in the Freshpaper bowl stayed fresh. Several of the other apples got mushy and had to be thrown away. It’s helped extend the life of vegetables in my crisper drawer, also. I can’t wait for farmer’s market season to begin so I can load up on goodies with no fear of waste!"
- Clairemarie Fisher O'Leary (Amazon.com)

Produce saver works! This is almost too good to be true - but it WORKS!
"I turn almost everything fresh into Penicillin in my fridge. I don't mean to and I always feel bad about it, but I just don't get to my fruits and veggies fast enough. I found this product and wasn't sure if it would do the trick in helping me preserve my groceries. I was going to just start vacuum sealing my (almost) gone produce, but who really has time for that and this was such a cheap solution if it worked. Well, I am here to say that it definitely works and I definitely get A LOT more time to use the stuff I was rotting before. I use it two ways - underneath a tray of strawberries I always get at Costco (and they don't grow hair or any kind of fuzz because of it), and also in the fridge drawers. One sheet usually lasts about 3 or 4 weeks, maybe longer if I forget to change it, but it is DEFINITELY buying me time to not waste food."
- JLee (Amazon.com)

Brilliant idea, impressive and inspiring invention - and inventor
“The chemical industry surely doesn't share this young woman's ideas and intentions, but the product is long overdue
 and its purely natural ingredient composition is outstandingly effective. The Fresh Paper actually works as claimed!
I've already saved a lot of food that used to go bad and would need to be composted, so really love the product. Have even taken the time to recommend it to all my friends and nutritionally-oriented contacts.”
-Erico
(Amazon.com)

They Work!
“Got mine based on other reviews & immediately put them under my new container of raspberries. I hate to admit how many of them I have thrown away because I didn't get to them soon enough! Well,5 days later they looked & tasted like fresh picked! This week at the grocery store they had strawberries,buy 1 get 2 free,& I got them because I knew these sheets would keep them fresh much longer. They are awesome!”
-gilbertsmom2, MA (Hsn.com)

What Sorcery is This?
“I literally stopped buying fresh fruit & veggies because I was tired of them going bad before I even gotten around to them. So glad I saw a streaming tv commercial about this product. wow. I’m shocked that they actually work. I put a full sheet in with my bowl of tangerines. 3 weeks later they were as perfect as the day I bought them. I put HALF a sheet in with a box of lettuce. 2 weeks later, almost every leaf is still perfect. I put a quarter sheet on the side of a small container with some CUT cucumbers in it. A week later they were all still as fresh as the day I cut them. I don’t know what sorcery this is but I’m so glad I tried it for myself.”
-Nisey, Philadelphia, PA (Amazon.com)

Used it and LOVE IT!
“I have used FreshPaper in home, keeping my salad greens fresh. I always put some in the spinach bag to keep it fresh to the end! 
I am also a fresh fruit producer and I am putting FreshPaper in all of my fig containers as I pack them for retail sales at a major store chain. I will be able to be confident that my product will have a good shelf life and ensure consumer satisfaction. I highly recommend this product to everyone I meet. Thanks!”
-Cynthia (Eartheasy.com)

veggie paper
“The order came in a very timely fashion and was very well packed. Am very pleased with the product and service.”
-Dona S (Eartheasy.com)

I am very happy
“I am very happy with the FreshPaper. It has helped me save money on my fruits and vegetables. Awesome!! “
-Karen K (Eartheasy.com)

Berry Good Product
“It works exactly as described and is great with saving berries, tomatoes, vegetables etc. I have reused the sheets and cut them to size for smaller berry containers. We were so impressed that the blueberries were still rolling around the container after several days.”
-Mary
Los Alamitos, CA (Amazon.com)

Great Veggie Saver!
“This definitly extends the life of my veggies. I just write the date on it with a marker so I remember when to change the sheet out. “
-Wynne (MightyNest.com)

Seems to keep my veggies really fresh!
“I belong to a CSA and it's hard to eat my piles of veggies up as quickly as I need to! I got these as my subscriber gift so I put them to the test and they do seem to work! My lettuce and greens stay crisp over a week. I'll definitely keep using this product.”
-Deanna (MightyNest.com)

One Word” AM-A-ZING!!!
“I’ve been looking for a way to keep cilantro fresh in the fridge for more than 4 days for a long time. I’ve tried all kinds of things before: the Ziplock bag, in a jar with little water and covered with plastic bag, in a jar no water with a lid, etc. etc. and no luck.
In Dec.02 I put 2 bunches in a plastic container with one of these sheets on the bottom then a paper towel and the cilantro on top of the paper towel, today there is still one of the bunches that I haven’t used and it looks fresh and healthy!!! It’s been almost one month! 
I’m just amazed!!!”
-Laura V., Sierra Vista, AZ (Amazon.com)

Really Works!
“No need for a long review. These add substantial life to your produce. I've used these, and I've used the balls, and these work  much better. I can put a sheet in a bowl, pile on the fruit and keep the bowl at room temperature. That's a death notice for most fruit, but the sheet keeps the produce nice and fresh--outside the fridge--for a week. No negatives to this product that I can see.”
-Torey B. (Amazon.com)

Surprisingly fantastic product and MADE IN THE U.S.A.
“These are fantastic, but the maple scent worried me for bread products especially (different: Fenugreen bread savers). They proved to leave no maple flavor on any food. We are only 2 people now, so bread usually goes bad before we finish it. NOT any longer - a loaf of bread or pita outlasts the saver sheet, so I use it in the next loaf or whatever. I know when the month-long expiration occurs if I write the initial date of use on the pkg.”
-Stanley P. (Amazon.com)

It Really works!
“My mother is elderly and cannot replenish her fresh fruit and vegetables frequently, so I purchased these Freshpaper sheets for her. When placing the order, I honestly thought that it would turn out to be gimmicky and ineffective, but to my surprise, my mother loves them! Her fresh produce is staying fresh at least twice as long now. I will definitely be purchasing more!”
-J. Green, Carlisle, PA (Amazon.com)

Produce stays fresh much longer!
“These really do extend the life of produce. I have been using them in the crisper drawers of my fridge and in the produce baskets in my pantry. They truly do keep fruits and vegetables fresh longer. They will need to be replaced after a few weeks but Produce Saver Sheets work !I wish they weren't so expensive.”
-Amazon Michigan Customer, Retired, MI (Amazon.com)

These Really Work
“I saw this on some cooking show and bought a package at the grocery for 7.99. I am amazed that these really work to prolong the life of produce. I put sheets in big tubs of spinach and in bags after I cut broccoli or celery also in bags of leaf lettuce and loose in the fruit drawer. I had a large bin of spinach that was still fresh and crisp 10 days after the use by date. I now order these on Amazon because they are cheaper here. I cut the sheets in half for smaller items.”
-Karen S, Omaha, NE (Amazon.com)

Works well!!
“I use Fresh Paper for fruits and veggies. It really works!!

I tried a pack of these papers for bread and find they also work really well. I use them with loaves of bread, croissants, buns, cookies, crackers, and other baked goods.

Found a use that wasn't mentioned: I put a sheet in my bin of crunchy cat food. It keeps the food fresh and crunchy. I suppose it would be great with dog food or rabbit pellets. I change the sheet out every month.”
-Mystery shopper star (Amazon.com)

It Works! Produce fresh for longer
“Worked great to extend produce life. Put in the salad bags and kept the greens fresh throughout the week. Cut up some mushrooms and put in bag, added this and it kept them for a week! Very good product does not affect taste of food but still need to keep moisture at bay. I still use paper towel to help draw moisture away from leafy greens or keep mushrooms from getting soggy”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)

Natural Herb soaked paper on fruits = No fungus for days longer than normal
“This actually WORKS! Am ordering more for bread and have given away a few pages to family elsewhere as proof it works. I've gotten fresh strawberries before and had them grow green fuzzy jackets of fungus overnight. In the fridge or out. Recently, our market had a sale on bulk boxes of strawberries and I didn't have time over the weekend to hull them. Just stuck them in the fridge with the Fresh Paper. Three days later, they still look as perfect as when I put them in there! Makes me want to research her grandmother's herbal teas so I could help my own occasionally upset tummy. Fresh Paper is a home run in my opinion. A huge step in the right direction back to natural things that just plain work.”
-Runethia (Amazon.com)

We have been using Fenugreen sheets for 4 months and...
“We have been using Fenugreen sheets for 4 months and have noticed a significant increase in how long produce stays fresh. Apples that were going soft by 1.5 weeks are now lasting 2 weeks. Bananas which I've always struggled to get to last from weekend to weekend are now making it from Sunday grocery trips to Saturday breakfast. They are expensive per sheet, but well worth the cost with its produce saving powers - especially since the last sheet I used lasted 2 months with dry produce on a counter.”
-Jamie T. (Amazon.com)

Really works
“I make organic bread for sandwiches in my bread machine, and this really does keep it soft and fresh. The sheets have a maple scent, but this does not affect the taste of the bread at all. I'll definitely be purchasing again.”
-Sunshine (Amazon.com)

It Really Works
“I was a skeptic when I saw Rachael Ray mention this on her show. I decided to try it and was pleasantly surprised that it really does work. No more yukky lettuce in those plastic boxes. It also has been doing a great job on my blue berries. “
-Jordyn (Amazon.com)

Unseal fruits and veggies from sealed plastic
“Works like a charm! Helps my produce stay fresh longer... tip: take produce out of any “sealed” packaging where air cannot penetrate and also place apples, oranges, grapes into separate open containers if possible and put 1/2 to full sheet in each open container. If all in a vegetable bin, place sheet in with produce and fruits.”
-Linda M. Coffey, Oklahoma City, OK (Amazon.com)

Great Product
“It actually works as publicized. I bought 2 bags of romaine lettuce. Put each in a crisper, 2 different refrigerators. One of them had the food saver sheet, the other didn't. the one with the food saver sheet kept the lettuce for another 2 weeks.”
-Keys Kritter (Amazon.com)

Keep it Fresh!
“Love these papers. I make a lot of bread, and was running into freshness issues periodically if we didn't eat the bread within 3 days. I have yet to have a loaf go bad since we started throwing these into our bread box. I plan to keep these coming to help preserve my baking efforts.”
Dustin Grime, Columbus, OH (Amazon.com)

It keeps the bread soft and prevents it from being spoiled early. highly recommended!


‘love this product! I am using this for all my bread products going forward. It keeps the bread soft and prevents it from being spoiled early. highly recommended!”
-DC Manor (Amazon.com)

Love It
“What's not to like? Great start-up company. Healthy product. I first got interested when I saw the entrepreneur on a Saturday morning Ford's Innovation show on CBS. Innovation Nation? I can't remember show's name.”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)

Saved me from worrying so much! Thank you!!
“THEY WORK! I absolutely love these. I buy a ton of produce for myself and my kids regularly, so when I came across these I was thrilled. Although we go through our produce fairly quickly, I always get so anxious worrying about it going to waste because we didn’t eat or cook it soon enough. It makes me physically sick to throw food in the trash being that we have 2 kids and are on a budget, but I refuse to buy a bunch of processed junk that has a shelf life of 10 years. These have saved me from worrying so much about waste! We can actually enjoy our food and Mommy can relax lol Big plus that they’re made in the USA as well 🇺🇸”
-Kirsten Livingston (Amazon.com)

Love these papers
“Love these papers. They really do help keeping fruits and veggies fresh longer. I take my fruit/veggies out of their containers and pat them dry. Also take out any berries, etc that are too ripe. After drying, I put them back in their container and place a Freshpaper on top. I cut my papers to fit the containers”
-Dale Holden (Amazon.com)

Works well! Keeps fruit fresher longer
“I saw this product discussed by the creator on a TED Talk and wanted to try it out as much to support her efforts to minimize food waste as to take advantage of its advertised ability to keep fruit fresher longer. It does, in fact, work! I have actually cut the pages into smaller pieces, and stick them into the small plastic containers that my berries come in. The fruit has lasted so much longer. The paper has a slight maple scent, and sometimes I can taste that on the fruit (but only once in a while). However, that is not a bad added taste. A product well worth investing in!”
-C. Gallagher, Pasadena, CA (Amazon.com)

Fresh Paper is Perfect
“I have been using this product for several years now. I use fresh blueberries and raspberries every day. I put a fresh paper in the containers that I use to store the berries in my frig. Before I found Fresh Paper the berries would go bad. The paper keeps them firm and fresh. I also put a paper in the bag with my lettuce. it helps keep the lettuce from turning brown. I can't recommend the product enough. I have even given packages as birthday gifts.”
-Eleanor Vacchina (Amazon.com)

Amazing product. Proudly developed by a young woman in …
“Amazing product. Proudly developed by a young woman in our hometown, Columbia, Md. Use it for blueberries and raspberries and been impressed with how long the fruit stay fresh.”
-Lynnz, Columbia, MD (Amazon.com)

Great for My Spinach and Zucchini
“My spinach and zucchini from my local club warehouse used to spoil quickly. Thankfully, these produce saver sheets ended that problem. I place a sheet inside my 1 lb boxes of spinach, as well as in my bags of zucchini, and I haven't had a problem since. I used to buy these at my local hardware store, and they were a special order item. So now I buy these from Amazon.”
-TurboShopper, SF Bay Area, California (Amazon.com)

It Really Works!
“This actually works. Our family eats a lot of fruit, but I find that it goes bad so very quickly. I have used other items advertised to do the same thing with no luck. This actually helps to keep fruit fresh.”

I have not used it for veggies but it certainly works on my raspberries and strawberries!
-NABumb (Amazon.com)

Keeps Produce Fresher
“I've used this product previously and ran out. This is a reorder for me and I STILL recommend it. Even just the smaller pieces will help vs using a whole sheet for every item. I'm sometimes thrown by the maple smell but it isn't so revolting that I cant stand it. I still say BUY IT”
-Oxygen Diva (Amazon.com)

This is amazing. Raspberries seem last a couple of days in …
“This is amazing. Raspberries seem last a couple of days in my fridge but not with Freshpaper. I placed two identical containers of raspberries in my refrigerator but one had Freshpaper. The raspberries without Freshpaper lasted for three days and at the end they were dark red and starting to get mushy. The ones with Freshpaper looked like they did when I picked them after the same three days and lasted until they were gone - not mushy - seven days later!!! Maybe this will help keep me from throwing spoiled produce. I LOVE THIS PRODUCT!!!”
-Di RS (Amazon.com)

Awesome Product
“lot of stuff ends up going bad.”
- NB, Los Angeles, CA  (Amazon.com)
I use these for all my produce storage spots
“I wish the price was lower cause I go through plenty of these — but they work (!) and I love the passion behind the purpose. I stash them in my fridge drawers, fruit basket, kids lunch boxes, and in the pantry. My produce lasts longer, noticeably fresher, avoids mold and gives me more peace of mind. I guess that’s worth $160/year ! :)”
-L IN LA, Los Angeles, CA 
(Amazon.com)

Wasn’t a believer
“At first I was skeptical, then I saw it on the morning news and said why not. Turns out it was just what my GF and I needed at the house where we continually throw out fruits and veggies that we can't finish in time. Definitely will save you some money.”
- Chris, Huntington Beach, CA (Amazon.com)

They Work!
“These indeed work to keep my veggies and fruit fresh longer. They get mildews after a few weeks and need replacing. They do smell like maple syrup”
-Soccer Mom, Los Angeles, CA
 (Amazon.com)

No more spoilage
“We pop 1/4 sheets into boxes of blue berries and 1 sheet into fresh strawberries and no more mold problems. Extends shelf life by weeks. Amazing product.”
-Salmon Prince (Amazon.com)

Works!
“Works! Need at least 2 in the crisper. Only thing I have seen that helps keep cut head lettuce fresh.
I ordered a second package”.
-Mary B (Amazon.com)

Freshness to the max
“Order a package along with the containers I saw in a you tube pantry refrigerator organization video to try. And I am so impressed that these will be in my reorder item list. It kept my diced onion fresh for over 2 weeks in the container. I ordered a set of containers that have little drain shelf and I put the paper under that to absorb the moisture.”
-Yolanda (Amazon.com)

Saving Money by Extending Life of Fresh Fruits/Vegetables
“I like everything about this product! Fresh greens are fragile. I had been throwing away about half of the produce I purchased, but by using the FreshPaper, I can make fruits and vegetables last about 2-3 times as long. Also, It is easy to cut the paper in half to use for a small item. I have just thrown a couple of FreshPaper squares in the crisper drawer without individually wrapping everything. That way, if I happen to place something in the crisper drawer expecting to use it soon, it has the benefit of the FreshPaper to help it stay fresh...in case I forget it!”
-Gail K (Amazon.com)

Yes it will save your fresh veggies”
“I don’t know what the secret is but these things really do work. I’ve ordered twice now. I actually had celery that I kept for a month and it was still fine.”
-Lucy M. (Amazon.com)

It works!
“I’m very happy with this product. I use it for vegetables and appreciate how my big container of Spring Mix stays fresh. The sheets smell kind of funky, but it doesn’t change the taste of the fresh food. I cut the sheets in smaller pieces, depending on what size the container is.”
-Bonnie Wisz (Amazon.com)

FRESHPAPER Food Saver Sheets for Produce
“Ordered these after a friend gifted me with some. Works really good. Gave them to my daughters for use as well.”
-Carolyn (Amazon.com)

2 thumbs ups
“These work very well. I'm able to keep all fruits about a week or more longer, especially blueberries and strawberries. Also works well in crisper draw with vegetables.”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)
It’s amazing!
“I LOVE this product. It truly holds up to all the reviews I read about it prior to buying this product. My favorite thing about it is it keeps my berries fresh for such a long time! Seriously a great purchase. I’ve bought some for gifts and they’ve loved them too!”
-Rebecca Fraley (Amazon.com)

A new awesome discovery
“I LOVE this product. It truly holds up to all the reviews I read about it prior to buying this product. My favorite thing about it is it keeps my berries fresh for such a long time! Seriously a great purchase. I’ve bought some for gifts and they’ve loved them too!”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)

Bread stays fresh!
“I make brioche (dough in bread machine) fairy often. Last time I made it, I had just received these “papers”. I’m not sure what they do, but the bread stayed more fresh!”
-Kh808 (Amazon.com)

Work as good as they say!
“I bought quite a few of these packages and gave some as gifts. They make a big difference in your fruit and veggies while in the refrigerator. It's nice not having to throw food out so quickly”.
-Connie (Amazon.com)

Lasts a long time!
“These are amazing little papers! I saw them reviewed on the Rachael Ray show & they work exactly like they said. I have used paper towels to keep my lettuce, vegetables & fruits from going bad and it works but I have to change the paper every 2-3 days. These are good for a month & smell like maple syrup, just like they said. A great way to save money all around!”
-Kendra (Amazon.com)

It works just as advertised
“In our house the true test was strawberries which go bad in a day or 2 when the fresh paper is not being used. We put a small piece in the strawberry container and they lasted close to a week and we were able to eat all of them with no waste. It is amazing how much this paper extends the life of our fruits and vegetables.”
-Carra (Amazon.com)

Fresh Paper Really Works!”
“Fresh Paper has saved me a lot of money on fresh berries. Without it I would have to throw out a lot after only a couple of days even though I put them in the refrigerator as soon as I got them home from the grocers. I did have to cover the berries entirely with the paper (which lasts at least a month).”
- Jay E. Levy, League City, TX (Amazon.com)

Fruits and veggies stay fresh longer
“Seem to keep fruits and vegetables fresher longer.”
-Three dogs, Pennsylvania (Amazon.com)

Buy and save money on your produce!
“Best kitchen product ever! Been using this for 5+ years after reading about the inventor. A great product all around and lasts longer than the package says.”
-Farrah J. Khan, Oak Hill, VA (Amazon.com)

Great Value
“This product does help in extending the freshness of vegetables.”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)

Fresh veggies stay fresh
“My veggies stay fresh in the fridge drawer much longer with these papers.”
- LDWesty, CO (Amazon.com)

Really works! Extends the life of produce for weeks!
“Works great! Arugula lasted three weeks with this placed in the “ clamshell” package.”
-Laura Mitchell (Amazon.com)

Seems to work. Happy
“Got these for my husband who is a salad guy. It does keep the salad and vegetables fresh. For me the wonderful thing is that with a piece of this paper in the container you don't have to completely close the container. Good. I find it exhausting to open those tupperware type things.”
-Suzanna Wrenn (Amazon.com)

Works as intended
“This product definitely prolonged the life of my perishables (vegetables)! I highly recommend it.”
-Victoria Noriega (Amazon.com)

Saves money on oxidization of vegetables!
“Lettuce now keeps for 2-3 weeks instead of 3-5 days! Yay! All natural safe product.”
-Kindle Customer (Amazon.com)

Five Stars
“Does extend freshness date.”
- Mary, Albany, NY (Amazon.com)

Works great
"Love these they work great."
-Lisa Quitadamo, Oxford, MA (Amazon.com)

Extend food from molding quickly
“I love these sheets I saw the science behind them on Henry fords innovation nation tv Show and they work wonderfully. Preserve the longevity and freshness of food in the refrigerator drawers and berries!!!”
-Renee Trivisonno (Amazon.com)

Keeps veg fresh
"They do the job of keeping veg fresh."
-Page Turner, Manistee, MI (Amazon.com)

Great buy!
“This is the second time we have purchased these. I really do notice a HUGE difference when I use these with our produce compared to using nothing. Although I have good intentions with stocking up on produce, it goes bad quicker than it can be eaten. These help keep items fresh and have a really great maple smell to them.”
- Jennifer Chandler, Dallas, TX (Amazon.com)

These things ROCK!
“These food saver sheets are AMAZING!! Strawberries are still good after 3 days, when they often start to grow mold. My baby spinach leaves are SO crisp!! I'm ordering some for my mom and my adult children bc these things are so great!”
-Jennifer Alvarez (Amazon.com)

IT WORKS!
“I was a little skeptical; however, I am glad that I made this purchase. I had bought it sight unseen - never saw a commercial - Only through Amazon. I use it with all of my fruit and veg. I insert a freshpaper in containers or bags of lettuce, carrots, apples, etc. and I find that the produce will stay fresher longer. It is a great product.”
-Amazon Customer (Amazon,com)

Keeps veggies fresh longer.
“Great for keeping veggies fresh longer in the fridge.”
- Jane Frost (Amazon.com)

As described—amazing!
“Great product; would definitely order again!”
-Kate M. (Amazon.com)

Very good
“Used twice with excellent results.”
-Carl J Campbell (Amazon.com)

Works Great
“Works well but a little on the expensive side”
-C.Belcherbrickell (Amazon.com)

Ease of use/product saver
“They work as good or better than the hefty green sheets”
-Linda SR Wilkinson (Amazon.com)

Really great job.
“These work so well, I will continue to be a repeat buyer.”
-FM, Scottsdale, AZ (Amazon.com)

Fresh Salad
“It works. My purchased salad greens stay fresh much longer than before”.
-Amazon Customer (Amazon.com)

Save Money, save your fruits and vegetables. Vastly reduces waste!
"Outstanding! We cut a cabbage with a metal knife, and stored the unused portion with Freshpaper. A week later, there was no discoloration at all. Asparagus stayed fresh, we threw none away because it was still fresh. This is a great product.”
-Donald Steven Merrill (Amazon.com)

Really works!
“Helps preserve vegetables in the crisper.”
-ZzieZou, Covina, CA (Amazon,com)

IT WORKS!!!
“This product does exactly what it promises. Good value for something so simple. Keep your produce fresher longer. No more pitching the lettuce and strawberries or any other short life items.”
-Roger Baker
(Amazon.com)

Seems to work
“Seems to work but not sure how much is placebo.”
FutureMedia
Capitola, CA
(Amazon.com)

Great idea!
So far seems to have kept veggies fresh
-nana09
(Amazon.com)


Great idea!
“The product does what it says it will do........extends the life (greatly) of fresh fruits and veggies!!!”
-Nancy ODonnell
(Amazon.com)
Works!
“Works wonderfully and saves on food waste!”
-Katya
Dexter, MI
(Amazon.com)

Works Great
“Good product”
-David Cobb
(Amazon.com)

Produce life extended!
“They were used to keep fruits and vegetables fresher then if they were not used.
They work. I’ve been using them for sometime. Thank you”
Lauriejacoby
(Amazon.com)

Freshness
“We like the way it works.”
-Richard G Rankin, Jersey, AR (Amazon.com)


“This works like a charm”
“this works like a charm, makes lettuce last for a month, i buy it by the bulk for me and my mother, i highly recommend it”
-Sou F. (Amazon.com)

“Really Works”
“Saw this product illustrated on a shopping channel and did not order them. I tried them finally when I saw them on Amazon's website. They really do work great. One of the few things I've found to keep my banana's from rippening too quickly.”
-D. Stern, Fayetteville, GA (Amazon.com)

“Take the plunge and just buy some, how an you lose? They’re guaranteed!”
“These absolutely work, I was very sceptical, but don't believe the negative reviews, THEY EXTEND THE LIFE OF YOUR VEGETABLES”!!”
-Katlover, Florida (Amazon.com)

Natural Product, not chemicals
“Wow. Great invention. Saw these on Henry Ford Innovation Nation, had to buy them. Love that they are natural. Put one under my fruit bowl which doesn't even touch the produce and my avocados last longer. Will try one near bananas since they only last 2 days on my counter.”
-E.P. (Amazon.com)

Worked for me
“Put a sheet under a 'hydroponic' lettuce thick stem in one of those plastic containers. Lasted 2 weeks on the refrigerator. Put a sheet in a large zip lock bag with loose lettuces mix. Didn't turn slimy for over a week. So I guess I love them!”
-R. Schilling, Mandeville, LA (Amazon,com)

Keeps Vegetables Longer
"When I opened it and saw it was a light piece of green foam like material I was skeptical but this actually works!"
- Nancy (Amazon.com)

Amazing Product
"It really works, amazing product"
-Kimberly Allison (Amazon.com)

Great Idea keeps food fresh
"Great item keeps bread from going bad."
-Kenneth McCormick (Amazon.com)

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Fenugreen FreshPaper in The Washington Post May 13 2015

"Kavita Shukla started her company a few years ago at a farmers market with $300 dollars and an idea that had been ruminating since a middle school science project.

A decade later, her vision –- a piece of paper infused with spices that would keep food fresh — is shipped to families and farmers in 35 countries.

FreshPaper — inspired by a home remedy given to Shukla by her grandmother — is knocking it out of the park.

“For such a long time, I was told I needed more money,” she told a crowd of 250 rapt women (and a few men) Friday at the Post’s Women in Small Business live event. “I almost lost hope.”

Indeed, money — and the difficulty women have borrowing and raising it — was the recurring theme among the audience and speakers that also included Small Business Administration head Maria Contreras-Sweet, Georgetown Cupcake founders Katherine Kallinis Berman and Sophie Kallinis LaMontagne, Personal Independence Trust chair Nell Merlino, and Katherine Jollon Colsher, national Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses

Before joining SBA, Contreras-Sweet founded three of her own small business, including a community bank in California and a private equity firm. She said her frustration with the banking systems is what led her to start her own. She would gather women and say to them, “You always tell me you’re frustrated with our own institutions. We need to build ownership. So let’s get together and build a bank of our own.”

The Georgetown Cupcake sisters said no’s and shut-doors were common when they started their first brick-and-mortar shop in 2008, a Georgetown suite smaller than their current Georgetown location.

“[Banks] were skeptical,” said LaMontagne. “Most of the bankers we met with were male.”

Shukla, whose company is called Fenugreen, filed for a patent when she was a senior in high school. Her goal was to get her paper to people in Africa and India who, like her grandmother, didn’t have access to refrigeration.

That was when she started going to the farmers market. “Frankly, the money made a big difference. It funded our first production facility. It funded our ability to get into Whole Foods. It funded us getting out of my apartment,” she said..."

Read the entire article: http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-live/wp/2015/05/08/how-can-women-raise-money-let-us-count-the-ways/


Fenugreen Story Featured by Inc. Magazine - February 2015 January 29 2015

Inside Cover - Kavita Shukla, Fenugreen FreshPaper Founder
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Fenugreen FreshPaper Review in The Washington Post January 01 2015

The Washington Post - Food Section

Saving food, one sheet of paper at a time

 By Jane Black 

When I was a kid, the future promised all kinds of whiz-bang technologies. Jet boots. Robot maids, like on “The Jetsons.” And, most exciting for a 12-year-old with a subscription to Gourmet magazine, “smart” refrigerators that performed tricks like alerting you to eat that lettuce in the back of the produce drawer before it spoiled and went to waste.

Smart refrigerators finally do exist. (Sadly, I’m still waiting for jet boots.) For about $4,000, I can have a fridge that generates recipes based on what’s on the shelves and tells me when I’m out of milk. But no matter how smart the appliance is, it still cannot warn me when those pricey strawberries from the farmers market are about to get moldy or when that bunch of cilantro is about to turn black. Nor will it be able to assuage my guilt for forgetting about them and wasting food.

Happily, there is a better, low-tech solution to that problem: FreshPaper, which looks like small, square paper towels. They are infused with a mixture of organic spices and botanicals that inhibit bacterial and fungal growth and extend the life of quickly perishable produce. One sheet of maple-scented FreshPaper helped my basket of very ripe strawberries last more than a week in the fridge. A sheet tossed into a plastic bag with cilantro helped the herb last about 10 days.

FreshPaper doesn’t blink or beep, but I’m not complaining. Its power is in its simplicity — and its price. Each 5-by-5-inch sheet, manufactured in Massachusetts, costs 50 cents. Sheets can be used and reused over the course of two or three weeks and then composted.

Like many useful inventions, the idea for FreshPaper began by happenstance. Kavita Shukla, then a student at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Ellicott City, was visiting relatives in India and swallowed some water while brushing her teeth. Immediately, she began to worry that she would get sick to her stomach. But her grandmother made her a spice tea from an old family recipe, and Shukla avoided illness. Soon, she began to wonder what else this magic formula could do.

If Shukla, now 27 and living in Cambridge, Mass., were like most of us, the story would end there. But she was a determined teenager with a talent for invention. She received her first patent at 13 for a product called Smart Lid. Inspired by her mother, who regularly forgot to screw on the gas cap on her car, the lid beeped when a container or jar was left open.

In high school, Shukla began to look in earnest for practical applications for her grandmother’s special tea. (“As a kid,” Shukla says with a laugh, “I couldn’t test for stomach ailments, except on myself.”) She found it one day at the grocery store when her mother asked her to pick out a pint of strawberries. Many of the baskets had berries that were already going bad. Would dipping the berries in her spice mixture help them stay “healthy”?

It did. And it seemed to work for other fruits and vegetables as well. At 17, Shukla was awarded her second patent.

Shukla thought her invention would be best used in developing countries, where many people lack refrigeration and a lot of produce spoils between the farm and the table. While studying at Harvard — where else would a young woman with two patents on her résumé end up? — she considered starting a nonprofit organization to promote the product. But, she says, “I didn’t really understand how difficult it would be to distribute something, even if you were giving it away for free.” For several years, she put her plans aside.

Then, in 2010, Shukla decided to market her product closer to home, in the United States. She began to visit farmers markets and street fairs in Boston. As she talked to potential customers, she heard stories of frustration about tomatoes and greens thrown in the trash and families skipping fresh produce for fear that it would go bad before they used it. Food spoilage and waste, Shukla realized, were big problems everywhere.

That’s an understatement. According to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization, approximately one-third of food, about 1.3 billion tons, is lost or wasted annually. American and European consumers toss out between 210 to 250 pounds of food per person each year. A study at the University of Arizona at Tucson in 2004 estimated that household food waste in the United States alone adds up to $43 billion each year.

And so, a decade after receiving her patent, Shukla founded Fenugreen along with a friend, Swaroop Samant. (The company’s name is a play on fenugreek, one of FreshPaper’s main ingredients.) Their first customer was Harvest Co-op in Cambridge, which agreed to sell the product after performing its own semi-scientific experiment. Chris Durkin, the director of membership and community relations, bought two baskets of blueberries and left them unrefrigerated. The berries without FreshPaper shriveled within

three days and grew moldy by day five. The ones with FreshPaper nestled at the bottom of the basket stayed fresh. “I tend to be a bit of a cynic,” Durkin says. “So I was pretty excited when it worked. This is a low-cost, low-environmental-footprint solution to help fresh food to last longer.”

Fans of FreshPaper have likened it to “dryer sheets for produce,” according to Shukla, as they toss them in the vegetable drawer, a fruit bowl or a cardboard berry box. And they say FreshPaper saves them money. “I have not thrown out a single carton of berries since I started using it,” raved Joan Popolo, a customer in Carlisle, Mass.

It also alleviates the guilt of wasting food. Denis Healy, the director of development for the National Bureau of Economic Research in Cambridge, uses FreshPaper regularly to extend the life of mushrooms, broccoli and green beans. “I hate to waste,” he says. “You put all this time in shopping for the best things you can find, and if you don’t eat it right away it goes bad.”

Washington area consumers will get their first glimpse of FreshPaper this weekend, when Shukla and Samant will be selling it at the FreshFarm Markets in Silver Spring on Saturday and in Dupont Circle on Sunday. (Fenugreen will donate proceeds of its sales to the markets’ Matching Dollars Program for nutrition assistance.) Farm 2 Family’s mobile farm stand will carry FreshPaper starting this week at Eastern Market and at the Maret School, and at the Farm to Family Market in Richmond.

Shukla remains determined to make FreshPaper available where it is most sorely needed. To that end, she is working to introduce the product to farmers and distributors who might use it during harvest and shipping (with customized paper sizes). Later this year, Shukla is launching a “buy-one, give-one” program in which, for every package of FreshPaper that is sold, Fenugreen will donate a package to food banks or nonprofits in less-economically developed countries.

“We started Fenugreen as a social enterprise,” she says. “We still believe that in areas where there is no access to refrigeration for farmers and consumers, it can be life- changing.” Smarter than even the smartest technology.

Black, a former Food section staffer based in Brooklyn, writes Smarter Food monthly. Follow her on Twitter: @jane_black. Shukla will join today’s Free Range chat at noon at live.washingtonpost.com.

 


We Love These FreshPaper Reviews from Our Friends at The Grommet! December 15 2014

GREAT PRODUCT

"Liked it so much I am sending some out to friends to try out and to a young woman who is a gourmet cook and wine connoisseur and gets paid for her knowledge... she is my best friends son's girl friend... Save your veggies and fruits so you can enjoy without wasting them..."

A MIRACLE

"I cannot stand my fruits or veggies that I purchase going bad in 2 days:-( I'm not rich and I try to eat well... These Fresh Paper are the most amazing creation... I had been using another product that worked well but you had to follow specific instructions and with these fresh papers its a no brainier:-) Thank You for sharing the family secret:-)"

GREAT PRODUCT FOR A GREAT PRICE.

"I get a lot of produce at the grocery, and it's so easy for it to go bad quickly once you get it home. I cook for myself, so the longer the produce can last, the better. I just put one of these sheets in any container of produce I get, or my refrigerated produce drawers or the fruit basket on my counter, and these sheets keep my food fresher longer, no doubt."

GOOD PRODUCT

"I love the fresh papers and they do their job in extending the life of fruits and veggies. Very easy to use."

GREAT PRODUCT

These simple sheets keep all my fruits and vegetables fresher longer. I have saved a lot of money using them consistently. I never want "to be without them."

 

Thanks for all the love, Grommeters - you made our day! :)

https://www.thegrommet.com/fenugreen-freshpaper-organic-produce-preserver

 


FreshPaper Mission December 15 2014


FreshPaper featured on the Queen Latifah Show! October 28 2014

WOW! Thank you Queen Latifah Show fans - we're overwhelmed & amazed by this HUGE outpouring of support...our online store can barely load all the FreshPaper orders coming in every minute!

All hands on deck...
http://queenlatifah.com/lifestyle/heroes/moroccanoil-inspired-freshpaper/