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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Eco Home: Blu Apple Review & Giveaway {CLOSED}

I don't know about you, but I throw out a substantial amount of spoiled produce. We are very careful about how much we buy and try to have minimal waste, but sometimes it just happens and I forget about that onion or the head of salad. Finally there is something to minimize that waste naturally! I had the opportunity to review BluApple, which keeps fruits and veggies fresh longer by absorbing the ethylene gas they produce in the zeolite packet within the apple.

I have been testing it out for two weeks in the produce drawers in my fridge and I'm happy to report that it works! To illustrate - we go food shopping every three weeks, on that trip I buy a head of cauliflower. Since it keeps from spoiling for a pretty long time, I usually prepare it during the second week after food shopping. I know that when I keep it till the third week it doesn't look as fresh and appetizing. So I put in the BluApple on the second week - when I normally would prepare it. I waited until the middle of the third week, took it out of the fridge, and it looked exactly as it did when I put the BluApple in! Normally I cannot keep it that long, it starts to rot. Of course it is best to eat things fresh, but we have to stretch out our produce supply for three weeks and this is doing the trick of keeping things fresh.

Some BluApple fast facts:
  • Each BluApple lasts three months in the refrigerator
  • BluApple is infinitely refillable
  • Active ingredient is registered with Organic Materials Review Institute
  • BluApple has the highest percentage of available reactant and the longest life per gram of any other ethylene absorption product
  • The spent zeolite can be placed in your houseplants or garden and will provide plants with trace minerals
  • A full years supply will cost you only $23.90 with shipping and may save about $600 a year in spoiled produce.
"The Bluapple is based on technology that has been used in ships, warehouses and trucks for many years to absorb and neutralize the ethylene gas buildup. The Bluapple does not release any gas or chemical at all, but only acts as an ethylene gas super-flypaper, constantly removing this harmful gas from your produce storage area. The Bluapple is not a "magic" pill, but a scientific, essential part of keeping produce fresh."

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Disclaimer: I did not receive any payment for this review. I was provided a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are solely my own and your experience may differ.

71 comments:

  1. I follow you and I learned that the ethylene is oxidized with sodium permanganate.

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  2. I voted on Picket Fence Blogs.

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  3. I learned that, when electric heaters replaced kerosene, the lemon ripening process changed due to the absence of
    ethylene produced by the burning of kerosene--fascinating.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  4. I follow you on twitter as mbm218 and forgot to mention that I'm a gfc friend
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  5. I'm an email subscriber
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  6. I voted for you on Picket Fence
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  7. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs
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  8. tweet:
    http://twitter.com/#!/mbm218/status/67055731127496704
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  9. What Does the BluApple Do?

    Using the BluApple, you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

    Government experts have estimated a typical family of four throws away as much as $600 worth of spoiled produce each yea

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  10. I learned that it that will extend your produce in a fruit bowl too and that it works better than the green produce plastic bags.


    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  11. e-mail subscriber and GFC follower too.

    Kim Pollock
    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  12. I learned "The Bluapple will aggressively absorb ethylene gas from any environment it is placed in and will help protect produce in a fruit bowl or any non-refrigerated area."

    Ladytink_534(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  13. I LIKE them on FB~ Jennifer L.
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  14. I follow you on Twitter (@Ladytink_534)
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  15. I LIKE you on FB~ Jennifer L.
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  16. voted
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  17. voted2
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  18. Tweeted
    https://twitter.com/#!/Ladytink_534/status/67426064959414272

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  19. I follow you. I went to the Blu apple web site and learned: Ethylene gas is a harmless odorless, colorless, gas that is produced from both natural and man-made sources, and that has a profound effect on the freshness of produce.
    prestonandcarrie(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  20. I learned that the Bluapple will aggressively absorb ethylene gas from any environment it is placed in and will help protect produce in a fruit bowl or any non-refrigerated area.

    GFC Follower-KPort207

    kport207 at gmail dot com

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  21. Following with GFC as poetissa and I learned that it can save up to $600 a year in produce

    poetissa at yahoo dot com

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  22. I learned that the Bluapple pellets are non-toxic
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  23. Follow BlueApple on FB (Melanie Morin)
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  24. Commented on Blue Apple's FB wall (Melanie Morin) : http://www.facebook.com/melanie.morin/posts/131763836898004
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  25. Joined the Eco-Babyz community
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  26. Voted on picket fence
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  27. voted on baby blogs
    meltheplux at gmail dot com

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  28. I learned it can be used in a fruit bowl.

    ecarian at yahoo dot com

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  29. I learned that Bluapple pellets are non-toxic and cannot hurt you, but the purple color of the pellets can stain clothing if the pellets get wet.
    jonww123 at hotmail dot com

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  30. these absorb the ethelyne gas that fruits give off that make them go bad.

    arobertson75 at comcast dot net

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  31. I learned that "The ethylene gas molecule is very reactive and is readily oxidized into a state harmless to fruits and vegetables. A simple and safe method of removing ethylene is to “oxidize” it with sodium permanganate."

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  32. I like Blu Apple on Facebook.
    Jennifer Doe

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  33. I tweeted this giveaway.
    http://twitter.com/kittenishcutie/status/71096753742561280

    kittenishcutie {at} gmail {dot} com

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  34. I like EcoBabyz on Facebook.
    Jennifer Doe

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  35. I Subscribe to Eco Babyz by Email.
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  36. I voted for you on Picket Fence.
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  37. I voted for you on Top Baby Blogs.
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  38. I learned that the BluApple is designed to provide effective ethylene gas absorption for three months in a typical home refrigerator produce bin or storage container. Awesome, thanks (GFC amied027)! ard1977@gmail dot com

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  39. Like Bluapple on FB under Rene Denning. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  40. voted for you on Picket Fence. ard1977@gmail dot com

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  41. I learned that Blu Apple absorbs ethylene gas.
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  42. I'm your fan on Facebook.
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  43. I voted on the Picket Fence.
    janmessali (at) gmail.com

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  44. I voted on Baby Blogs.
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  45. I rated on Mommy Blogs.
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  46. I learned that with the BluApple you can extend the useful storage life of your produce up to three times longer.

    cookster77@aol.com

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  47. GFC follower Erin COok
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  48. follow you on twitter @cooks1978
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  49. like you on facebook ERin COok
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  50. like blu apple on facebook Erin Cook
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  51. i learned that the Bluapple will aggressively absorb ethylene gas from any environment it is placed in and will help extend the life of produce in fruit bowls.
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  52. email subscriber kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  53. twitter follower @kolpin4680 kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  54. tweet

    http://twitter.com/#!/kolpin4680/status/71613183453962240

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  55. voted on pf
    kolpin4680 at gmail dot com

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  56. i learned that The BluApple™ has the highest percentage of available reactant and the longest life per gram of any other ethylene absorption product.
    susansmoaks at gmail dot com

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  57. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:24 PM

    I learned that Sodium permanganate is a safe and effective oxidizer,
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  58. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:26 PM

    I forgot to say that I follow GFC(willdebbie)
    Blu Apple: facebook fan
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  59. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Left comment on their facebook wall
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  60. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:27 PM

    Eco-Babyz FB fan
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  61. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:28 PM

    Subscribe to Eco Babyz by Email
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  62. christal couturierMay 20, 2011 at 5:29 PM

    voted on the fence
    5/20
    willdebbie97 at yahoo dot com

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  63. I learned that it's designed to absorb ethylene gas from the typical home refrigerator for three months

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  64. I follow you on Twitter @RazzMyBerry

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  65. I voted on picket fence blogs

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  66. They recommend that two BluApples be used at the same time for a typical household in order to maximize the absorption effectiveness, though for smaller households one may provide ample protection.

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  67. I follow on twitter as willitara.

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