fbpx
Connect with us

News

This Ingenious “Magic Sticker” Stops Fruits From Ripening Too Fast & It’s Invented By a M’sian!

Published

This Ingenious 'Magic Sticker' Stops Fruits From Ripening Too Fast, &Amp; It'S Invented By A M'Sian! - World Of Buzz
Source: Stixfresh & KBC

Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.

A common problem that most households may face is when fruits ripen rapidly and instead of consuming them in time, they end up getting spoilt very fast. Well, it looks like this may very well be a thing of the past thanks to an ingenious Malaysian!

Zhafri Zainudin, who is the co-founder and inventor of Stixfresh, came up with the idea to make stickers that could increase the longevity of fruits when a friend of his complained about losing money because fruits would often turn bad quickly.

His friend’s predicament got him thinking: “Maybe I couldn’t stop nature, but could I slow it down?”

1 1 1

Source: stixfresh

With that in mind, he introduced Stixfresh, a labelling sticker that helps increase the shelf life of fruits and reduce “disease attacks” to the world of agriculture. Wah, he is so smart! 

Obviously, the stickers weren’t an overnight success because it took Zhafri almost three years to develop them. He was quoted by Vulcan Post as saying,

“We did a joint development with our local university UPM, research institutions and agencies such as Mardi and SIRIM, and recently with Bogor University and University of South Australia.”

FYI, Stixfresh initially started out with two co-founders but now they have more co-founders and amongst them are Moody Soliman and Steve Hulteng. 

2 1 1

Source: stixfresh

These stickers are “coated with a mixture of sodium chloride and beeswax”. If you didn’t know, these components slow down the fruit ripening process by removing ethylene. As such, fruits are reportedly able to stay fresh for up to 14 days!

Fun fact: Ethylene is a small hydrocarbon gas which can’t be smelt or seen. Some fruits – like apple and pears – produce this gas during the ripening process. 

That being said, Zhafri told Vulcan Post that Stixfresh stickers are categorised as food additives that act like “a slow release dispensing agent of good nutrients for fruits”.

Stixfresh Cover Iamge 31Mh.910

Source: kbc

As of now, Stixfresh works the best on mangoes, avocados, papayas, dragon fruits, star-fruits, apples and pears. However, the founders noted that the stickers are only effective for a one-time use only. Take note, guys! 

On the other hand, you’d be glad to know that Stixfresh is totally safe to be used. In fact, it’s very harmless that you could eat it if you ever forget to take it out. But, it’s not recommended to eat the stickers lah.

Adding on, Zhafri did admit that commercialising their technology was especially hard because it “triggers anxiety” in terms of the effectiveness and safety of Stixfresh.

Source: techy hint

Nevertheless, he reckoned that industry players should compare the money they spend on Stixfresh and their wastage losses because only then will they be able to see that spending on Stixfresh is much more profitable because they don’t make many losses. In fact, they can make a profit without even needing to increase the prices of their products. 

Currently, Stixfresh is used by small growers like the Harumanis mango farmers in Perlis, Jabatan Pertanian Negeri Sembilan, AEON BIG, fruit exporters and importers.

They have an operating centre in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan and they launched a new one in the United States of America last month (November 2018).

Comparison Of Avacados

Source: wonderlist

Surely, Stixfresh will be beneficial for business operators who deal with fruits because it can help reduce their wastage and losses. We also hope that they will continue their research and development on the product so that their magic stickers could work for all types of fruits.

Sounds amazing if you ask us! Would you like to prolong the shelf life of your fruits with these stickers?

 

Also read: WATCH: This Australian Expertly Opens Delicious Malaysian Durian

Watch: This Angmoh Can Open A Durian Better Than You - World Of Buzz 4


Follow us on Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for the latest stories and updates daily.



Just In

Inflation Fgt Inflation Fgt
News14 hours ago

PM: M’sia Has Low Inflation Rate Compared To Other Countries

According to Prime Minister Ismail Sabri Yaakob, the rise in living costs happens not only in Malaysia but worldwide, and...

Feat Image Traveller Pass Mysejahtera Ons Feat Image Traveller Pass Mysejahtera Ons
News1 day ago

KJ: MySejahtera’s Traveller Pass No Longer Needed For M’sians Returning Home Starting 4 July

Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin has announced that the requirement for Malaysians coming back to the country from overseas to complete...

Feat Image Pre 20 Feat Image Pre 20
News2 days ago

Tourism Minister: M’sians Can Redeem Up To RM100 E-Vouchers To Purchase Domestic Flight Tickets

Tourism, Arts and Culture Minister Datuk Seri Nancy Shukri yesterday announced that five airlines are offering e-vouchers valued between RM25...

Cannabis Infused Food Thailand 1 Cannabis Infused Food Thailand 1
News3 days ago

Minister Urges M’sians To Not Consume Cannabis-Infused Food & Drinks In Thailand

Many Malaysians and Singaporeans love to go to Thailand for short vacays as it is cheap and nearby. Recently, Thailand...

My Post 2022 06 30T111452.423 My Post 2022 06 30T111452.423
News4 days ago

M’sian Couple Gets Into Accident & Steals Road User’s Car To Flee, Leaving Their Son’s Body Behind

After getting into an accident on Jalan Sungai Kelamah-Jelai-Gemas, Negeri Sembilan, a couple decided to leave the body of their...

Collage 15 3 Collage 15 3
News4 days ago

149 Immigrants Reportedly Die In Sabah Detention Depot In Last 18 Months, Politician Responds

Recently, a report by the Indonesian NGO titled ‘Like In Hell’ claims that immigrants held at a detention depot in...

My Post 2022 06 29T171355.246 My Post 2022 06 29T171355.246
News4 days ago

WATCH: Group In Sri Petaling Riot & Damage Cars In Fight, PDRM Investigates

Twenty individuals suspected of being involved in a fight on Monday at Jalan Radin Bagus, Sri Petaling, are being hunted...

Collage 13 4 Collage 13 4
News5 days ago

Blood Donation Campaign in JB Allegedly Gives Away Pork-Flavoured Instant Noodles, PDRM Investigates

A present must occasionally be appropriate to prevent any unintended misconceptions. A recent blood drive in Johor Bahru came under...

Announcement

Latest Videos



TRENDING TODAY