Beeswax wrap works better than plastic grocery bag to keep vegetables fresh

I got my first beeswax wrap. Magically, it keeps my vegetables fresher than a plastic bag does.  What's even better, beeswax wrap is reusable and biodegradable!

Storing vegetables in reusable beeswax wrap is better than in disposable plastic bags 

Beeswax wrap is compostable alternative to plastic grocery bag. I heard it many times but it's still a strange thing to me. I finally gave it a try since so many plastic bags and wraps in my kitchen started to sting my eyes. I spent 20 dollars for a 62*43cm large beeswax paper. The first impression is quite good.

Reusable beeswax wrap cost more than disposable plastic bag.
Beeswax wrap is reusable for a year and is compostable in the end

What is Beeswax wrap, exactly?

According to the manufacturer, the beeswax wrap that I got is made by infusing cotton fabric with a mixture of beeswax, pine rosin, and jojoba oil. 

Beeswax wraps are flexible and slightly adhesive, allowing them to easily wrap around food items or cover bowls and dishes. The warmth of your hands helps to mold the wrap over the item, creating a seal that holds its shape as it cools.

Beeswax food wrap is made with natural ingredients. It is water proof but breathable
Beeswax wrap is slightly water proof, but breathable

To care for beeswax wraps, wash them in cool water with a mild dish soap and let them air dry. They should not be exposed to heat, such as hot water, microwaves, or direct sunlight, as the wax can melt. With proper care, beeswax wraps can last for up to a year or even longer, after which they can be composted or used as natural fire starters.

In addition to being sustainable, beeswax wraps are also practical for a variety of uses, including wrapping cheese, fruits, vegetables, bread, and covering bowls. However, they are not recommended for use with raw meat due to the risk of contamination and the difficulty of washing them in hot water to remove bacteria.

Beeswax wrap is washable, reusable and easy care.
Hand wash the beeswax wrap with cool water or mild dish soap but don't sun-dry it

Plastic bag is much cheaper than a beeswax wrap. But I hate to see disposable plastic bags and wraps everywhere in my kitchen. If you care the beeswax wrap properly, it can last for a year.  


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Is beeswax wrap safe for food?

Yes, beeswax wrap is considered safe for food storage. Beeswax wraps are made from natural ingredients, including cotton fabric infused with beeswax, pine rosin, and sometimes jojoba oil. These materials have natural antibacterial properties, making them suitable for keeping food fresh.

Using Beeswax wrap to store the vegetables

1. Type of Food

Beeswax wraps are great for wrapping cheese, vegetables, fruits, bread, and covering bowls. However, it's advised not to use them for wrapping raw meat or fish due to potential bacterial contamination. 

Beeswax wrap helps reduce disposable plastic bags
Simply wrap the vegetables

Store them in the refrigerator

After two days, the vegetables still look and taste good in the beeswax wrap in my refrigerator

2. Cleaning:

Beeswax wraps should be washed in cool or lukewarm water with a mild dish soap. Hot water can melt the beeswax and should be avoided. Proper cleaning ensures the wraps remain hygienic for repeated use.

3. Durability:

With proper care, beeswax wraps can last for about a year, after which the wax may start to wear off. If the wrap becomes worn out or starts to crack, it's time to replace it to ensure it remains effective for food storage.

4. Allergies:

While rare, some people may have allergies to beeswax or pine rosin. If you have known allergies, consider this before using beeswax wraps.

In summary, beeswax wraps are a safe and eco-friendly alternative to plastic wraps for food storage, provided they are used and cared for properly. Their natural composition and antibacterial properties make them a healthy choice for wrapping most types of food.


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