Do you use plastic wrap or food storage containers for almost everything in the kitchen? I know I do. From wrapping that extra half of avocado or cucumber to covering leftovers in hopes that it will stay for as long as you need it. Well, with the cost of food these days, especially produce, there's no doubt that preserving food is important. If you're like me and you don't like to waste anything in the kitchen, trying to do whatever you can to keep food fresh and edible is top on the list. Hey, you want to get your money's worth, right?
While doing some research online, I stumbled across a brilliant way to do just that. I am so happy to have found Abeego because it gives me some relief in the kitchen when I don't know when I'll use that leftover lemon half or piece of bread. However, I still do love my collection of (somewhat organized) tupperware and containers for storing leftover soups and sauces, but Abeego bee's wrap is becoming a new staple in my kitchen and maybe yours, too. It's the perfect way to replace food wrap like plastic wrap or aluminum foil, glass containers, or tupperware.
What exactly is Abeego?
Worried that you'll give someone Abeego and they won't know what to do with it? ⠀ . ⠀ We thought of that!⠀ . ⠀ Our package is carefully designed to un-zip and house all of the information that they'll need to get started on the path to ditching the plastic forever and keeping their food alive longer.⠀ .⠀ #keepfoodalive ⠀
Abeego beeswax wraps are made from beeswax, tree resin, organic jojoba oil infused into a hemp and organic cotton cloth. They smell good, aren't sticky, look pretty, and, most importantly, allow your food to breathe. These beeswax food wraps are designed for your food to stay fresh and store well.
When using plastic wrap and containers, it's easy for foods to feel the effects of air and moisture. Sometimes you'll even notice water build up on your food, especially with plastic wrap or parchment paper, which in the end, will cause it to spoil and mold. Abeego's beeswax resuable food wrap protects food and allows it to breathe naturally.
According to Abeego, waste is actually a resource. With any excess strips they have, they use them to make twist ties or for fire starters. Nothing goes to waste. How cool is that?!
How do you use beeswax wraps?
When I first took my Abeego wraps out of the simple and informative package, I was a little skeptical as to how it would cover my food without me having putting some muscle into it! It just seemed a little too firm to the touch. So, I put it to the test on an avocado and I realized that it actually works and doesn't require much effort like I thought it would.
The natural warmth and pressure from your hands will help the wrap cling to whatever you want to cover: a glass bowl, bunch of herbs, loaf of bread, you name it. I found that Abeego is durable and also won't leave any sticky residue on your food or hands. Not to mention, the avocado I covered didn't turn brown like they naturally do in a matter of minutes. Abeego kept that extra half of avocado looking fresh while allowing it to breathe.
You can also use it to help store other foods that sit out at room temperature, in the refrigerator or freezer. You can even form them into awesome snack pouches for kids and say goodbye to plastic bags forever. Abeego reusable beeswax wraps will store food up to one month in the freezer, but that is the limit.
I'm a believer in Abeego wraps because they're reusable. Unlike plastic wrap that is discarded, Abeego can be used over and over again. For me, using these wraps is cutting down on the money I spend for plastic wrap and foil, which is something that makes me pretty happy! It could even replace bulky containers in your pantry. Who doesn't want to save some money when they can?
How do you care for Abeego?
How do you wash Abeego?⠀ .⠀ Abeego needs to be washed in cold water with a very mild soap. ⠀ .⠀ Beeswax is naturally anti-bacterial so you don't need to worry that it won't get "clean enough" with an eco-friendly or mild soap. You will.⠀ .⠀ No need to scrub, you can wash it just like you would a plate then towel dry or let it dry in your dish rack until you're ready to use your Abeego again.⠀ .⠀ It doesn't get much easier than that!⠀ .⠀ #KeepFoodAlive⠀
It's best to hand wash in cold water, preferably the coldest water you can possibly handle, with a mild dish soap. You don't want to wash in warm or hot water because the beeswax will melt. Let Abeego hang dry or towel dry and store in a clean dry place folded or flat, away from any heat source.
When ready to store, you can keep them in a drawer, or roll them to store in a mason jar on your kitchen counter so they're always in reach. You'll have a hard time not liking this wax wrap, and you might never use plastic baggies again.
What are the sizes?
Come down to Rock Bay Square (2614 Bridge Street) tonight at 4 and tomorrow from noon - 4pm and see where Abeego is made!⠀ .⠀ Rock Bay makers and creators in Victoria are opening their studios for the Arts & Industry Open house. Meet the 22 studio owners and check a few people off your Christmas list, and support local small businesses.⠀
Abeego sells a variety of sizes to fit some of the trickiest things in the kitchen, like that extra long crusty baguette! The large size works well as a sandwich wrap, while the medium is perfect to wrap cheese inside. You'll love the rustic design on each reusable food wrap, too. The simple, cream colored wraps with illustrations of fruits and vegetables is the perfect way to brighten up any kitchen. I really can't get enough of the natural design every time I use my Abeego wraps!
Personally, I think the prices are pretty reasonable considering that it replaces saran wrap and wax paper, and will last over a year. There's no need to waste Abeego once a year is up and you notice it's not working as well. You can always cut them into strips and make twist ties, add it to your compost pile or use it as a fire starter. You can find them on Amazon.
Variety: I first bought this variety pack to get the best of three sizes- small, medium and large. I highly recommend it!
I absolutely love that I can use beeswax wrap place of plastic wrap because it's reusable. It's one of those products that makes you ask yourself, "Where has this been all my life?" Check out their website to learn more about their amazing products and definitely be sure to grab yourself a set or two. They also make great gifts for your friends and family.