Apeel News

Meet Jess Perkins, Ph.D., Apeel Sciences’ Director of Sustainability

Jess Perkins, Ph.D. is the head of our Sustainability Team, where she uses data-driven analysis to support decision-making at Apeel Sciences that maximizes the environmental and societal benefits of our products while minimizing the impacts of our operations and manufacturing. Raised in Rhode Island, she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Tufts University before getting her..

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How Apeel Is Prioritizing Small Farms

We have always had a connection to nature, a tether spun from both necessity and wonder. Our first settlements sprouted alongside their harvests, using nature’s abundance to weave community from those it nourished. In those early times, small, local farms provided all we needed to grow. As generations turned, settlements gave way to cities, and localized agriculture developed in kind. More..

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Produce News

What Can You Do With a Finger Lime?

You might have noticed that we’re obsessed with caviar limes. And why not? They’re totally unique and delicious.

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Food Science

Why (and How) Does Produce Ripen?

Finding the perfectly ripe fruit is hard. We all know the drill: you buy some soft-ish peaches from the market and the next day they are moldy. You buy a cantaloupe and can’t tell if it is ready to eat until you cut into it. And who could forget the ever elusive avocado? Although it may not seem like it, ripening is, in fact, a science. Come with us as we dig into the wild world of climacteric..

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5 Easy Ways to Eliminate Food Waste at Thanksgiving

It's a fact we need to face: too much good food goes to waste. This Thanksgiving, express appreciation by eating until your plate is clean. If you possibly can’t take another bite, here are five tips from the Apeel to ensure there aren't any leftovers...left over.

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Apeel Sciences' Team Feature: Honoring our Veterans

Veterans Day began as a reminder of the end of WWI but, in 1938, became a national holiday paying tribute to all living and dead veterans. Every year, Americans everywhere remember those soldiers who have died and thank the living for their service.

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Food Science

The History of Citrus: You Crossed a What with a What?!

The tartness of a lemon, the sweetness of an orange. It’s hard to believe that these two contrasts come from plants that are so closely related, that if they were people, they’d be step-siblings. The story of citrus begins in the Miocene epoch, which was 23.3 - 5.3 million years ago and continues through today, where citrus is regarded as a staple all around the world, and in China, is still..

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Meet Katie Davis, Apeel Sciences’ Senior Regulatory Manager

Katie Davis was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina and started her scientific career studying biochemistry at North Carolina State University. After her undergraduate training, she returned to North Carolina State to get her MBA so she could learn more about the business of science. Today, she lives in Santa Barbara, California with her husband, and works as Apeel Sciences’ Senior..

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Food Science

Meet the Prehistoric Creature Who Saved the Avocado

Whom do we have to thank for the propagation of avocado seeds all over the prehistoric earth? The strange, epically-large relatives of the modern-day elephant: the gomphotheres.

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Apeel News, Food Science

Help the World & Your Wallet with Apeel Asparagus

Most of us have heard the stat before: 40 percent of all food produced for consumption is lost or wasted before it can be consumed [NRDC]. And naturally, fruits and vegetables are discarded at much higher rates than other types of food because they’re highly perishable.

Especially asparagus.

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