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KEEP FOOD ALIVE

ABEEGO CHALLENGES ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT HOW TO KEEP REAL FOOD FRESH. IT CREATES A BREATHABLE ENVIRONMENT TO PREVENT YOUR FOOD FROM SPOILING. ABEEGO IS INSPIRED BY NATURE AND WE BELIEVE NATURAL MATERIALS ARE IDEAL FOR KEEPING FOOD ALIVE.

WHY ABEEGO?

We are driven by common sense and a persistent desire to help people change the way they think about their food. We are focused on providing a versatile material that can be used multiple times, in many ways, for varying degrees of food storage; that you can feel good about whole-heartedly. Besides, plastic film has only existed for 50-odd years. The human race has been storing food for ages.

HOW IT WORKS

sandwich wrapped in Abeego

CARE

A little love will ensure a lasting relationship with your Abeego. With proper care, you can expect your Abeego to last over a year.

Hand-wash Abeego in COLD water and eco-friendly dish soap.

In COLD water the beeswax coating will be stiff, providing a stable surface to clean. Abeego washes like a plate, not a piece of fabric. It can handle a light scrub with a gentle dishcloth or sponge.

For a heavily soiled Abeego or if you have many to wash, run a bit of COLD water in your sink, add soap and immerse your Abeegos. Wash them like regular dishes. Do not let them soak for a prolonged period of time.

Dry your freshly washed Abeego with a towel for immediate use or place over a dish rack. Do not wring.

Biodegradable, alcohol-free soap is the best.

Tree resin and beeswax are soluble in alcohol. Check the ingredient list of your dish soap. If alcohol is in the first 5 ingredients it is too harsh for Abeego. If there are no ingredients listed and the manufacturer will not disclose them, consider replacing the soap with a suitable option.

Here are a few of our favourite soaps:

  • Ecover 
  • Dr Bronners  
  • Seventh Generation   

Stains and creases are normal. We consider it character.

All materials used are natural so deeply pigmented foods may contribute to the personality of your Abeego. You can minimize staining by rinsing Abeego in cold water shortly after food has been removed. Avoid prolonged contact with oily or greasy foods.

A word about heat. 

Abeego is not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave oven, direct heat or high temperatures.

Allow food to cool slightly before covering and avoid placing hot food directly on your Abeego. Keep away from all sources of heat and open flame.

Cutting your Abeego.

We recommend you avoid the temptation to cut your Abeego unless you really need to. Abeego is most functional in its full size. You can always over-wrap an item.  It is your old relationship with plastic wrap that makes you think you have to cut your Abeego to fit the exact item you are storing. You are going to have your Abeego for a long time so keeping it in its full size will let you use it over and over on many sizes and shapes. If you do decide it must be cut use a rotary blade or very sharp scissors to create a clean cut.

Abeego is fabric and the edges are not finished. The wax coating holds all the fibers of the fabric together. Over time you may notice little frays around the edges. Trim them up with a rotary blade or sharp scissors.  

Abeego is self-adhesive. You don’t have to wet it.

The combination of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil that coats the hemp and cotton fabric is very malleable at room temperature. It can adhere to virtually any solid food or container, so there is no need to wet it before you use it. Out of the package, your Abeego is ready to go. 

In the fridge, your Abeego becomes stiff and holds its new shape. A return to room temperature will soon soften it.

People often ask us if Abeego stick to the dish like Press n Seal. They want to know if they can turn their bowl upside down and keep the contents inside. Our response is, not likely. Abeego sticks to itself not the item it’s wrapping. So if you want to flip your bowl over and test it out, we recommend doing so over a soft absorbent surface, like grass.

TIPS

For the love of cheese.

Remove cheese from the packaging it came in and wrap it in an appropriately sized Flat.

Half cut.

Form Abeego around the cut side of your avocado, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, onions and pretty much any fruit or vegetable you need to keep. Pineapple has been known to eat Abeego, it is best stored in dish topped with a Flat.

Rise dough, rise.

The material is insulating and breathable so it is a perfect cover for rising bread dough. It is also suitable for covering fermenting foods such as yogurt, kefir and butter milk.

We like it saucy too.

The coating is fluid resistant, so moisture will not leak through the actual fabric. Sauce may add a bit of color to the patina.

A bit about meat.

Cold cuts and cooked meat on your sandwiches are friends of Abeego. Place leftover meat and raw meat in a dish, cover and store in the refrigerator. We suggest avoiding direct contact with raw meat.

Frozen food. 

Abeego is happy to help out around the freezer for the short-term jobs. A month is the limit. It leaves long term freezing up to the other guys.

Storing your storage.

Roll or fold Abeego and keep in with your other food packaging in or your linen drawer. Keep between cutting boards to store flat.

Handy Bonus! Free Jar Opener.

Grab a Flat put it over the lid of the jar, hand it to the person closest to you to open. Why work harder when you can work smarter.

Add your own Abeego tips on our Facebook page. We love learning how Abeego fits into your life!

EASY TO CLEAN, EASY TO USE.

Malleable at room temperature, Abeego stiffens when cooled, holding the shape you’ve created. To clean, simply wash your Abeego in cold water with an eco-friendly dish soap and allow it to dry.

KEEPING CILANTRO FRESH | ABEEGO VS PLASTIC WRAP

4 groups of fresh cilantro

I fit in the “love cilantro” camp. Love it or leave it I think we can all agree finding cilantro or any leafy herb for that matter, in the back of the fridge is a scene we'd all like to avoid. 

start of plastic wrap vs Abeego cilantro experiment

I decided to run a highly sophisticated scientific comparison of Abeego vs. plastic wrap and find out how cilantro would fair. 

I took one bundle of cilantro and split it into four bundles. 

First bundle was packaged in Abeego, the next two wrapped in the leading brands of plastic wrap and the fourth left unwrapped.  

Like any budding scientist I got busy and forgot about my important work for weeks! So there I was, cleaning the fridge when I stumbled upon the experiment. Well to be honest, I kept seeing my experiment and was dreading the clean up so there it sat, much longer than I intended. 

44 days passed.

I gathered my courage one afternoon and pulled out the cilantro. While I would not eat any of these bundles of cilantro, I’ll let the picture speaks for themselves. 

comparison of cilantro in plastic wrap & Abeego 

Here’s the deal. Cilantro is alive. Abeego is breathable. As the cilantro naturally emits gas the gas moves through Abeego, away from the cilantro. It slowly dries in Abeego rather that getting all gooey, smelly and rotten.

The conclusion is this. To keep food alive we need to store it in a material that allows it to live. Abeego has natural preservative properties. It is breathable. It trusts nature to provide thebest food wrap around. Abeego keeps food alive! 

PS. You might be wondering where the bundle left to fend for itself went. Being as unruly as it was I discarded well before I had the courage to deal with the cilantro in plastic wrap. It was dried out but not brown and gooey like the cilantro in plastic above.  

Toni Desrosiers

Founder of Abeego

Here are a few more images just to illustrate this further. Enjoy! 

cilantro in Abeego food wrap

cilantro in plastic wrap

close up of cilantro in plastic wrap

Use machine washable, reusable sandwich bags instead of plastic bags

Colibri, a Canadian company owned by sisters Sandra O’Malley and Lori Hawkins, produces eco-friendly, BPA, lead and nickel free reusable snack pouches. Their bags come in a variety of sizes perfect for sandwiches, wraps, fruits, veggies, nuts and any other snack you could think of! They’re practical and fun!
plastic wrap

VARIETY PACK | KEEP YOUR OPTIONS OPEN | 3 FLATS | SMALL-MEDIUM-LARGE

 

Form tightly over the top of a dish like plastic clingWrap your cheese and prevent nasty moldCover a half cantaloupe, watermelon, lemon and more

Abeego Flats are the ideal kitchen companion. Explore the versatility of the multiple sizes by bending and shaping the Flats to suit your individual food storage needs. Simply press and form over dishes to cover leftovers. Package cheese, form around produce, wrap lunch items, baked goods and more.

Use pressure in combination with the warmth of your hands to form it tightly around the item to be stored. Abeego will be slightly adhesive and malleable at room temperature and will stiffen when cool, holding the shape you created. The fluid and air resistant beeswax coating keeps food fresh and is easy to clean. Store your food the way nature intended with Abeego Flats.

Flats | Variety Pack contains: 

  • 1 Small Flat 18 cm x 18 cm      7” x 7”
  • 1 Medium Flat  25 cm x 25 cm    10” x 10”
  • 1 Large Flat 33 cm x 33 cm    13” x 13”

Simply hand wash in COLD, soapy water and towel or air dry. Abeego prefers gentle, low alcohol, biodegradable soap.

*Not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave, direct heat or high temperatures. Avoid direct contact with raw meat.

Caring for your Abeego as recommended will ensure that it lasts over a year. When it has finally run its course Abeego can return to the earth whence it came via your compost or trash receptacle.

Made from: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Beeswax, Tree Resin, Jojoba Oil.

LARGE | BIG SHEETS FOR BIG FOOD | 2 FLATS

LARGE | Big Sheets for Big Food | 2 FlatsLARGE | Big Sheets for Big Food | 2 Flats

What are they ideal for: Big stuff! Covering salad bowls, wrapping your big sandwiches or loaves of French bread. Perfect for broccoli, lettuce or cauliflower heads. Take the plastic wrap off and store your food in a Large Abeego Flat instead. It will last longer.

Use pressure in combination with the warmth of your hands to form it tightly around the item to be stored. Abeego will be slightly adhesive and malleable at room temperature and will stiffen when cool, holding the shape you created. The fluid and air resistant beeswax coating keeps food fresh and is easy to clean. Store your food the way nature intended with Abeego Flats.

The Abeego 2 Large Flat Package contains:

  • 2 Large Flat 33 cm x 33 cm    13” x 13”

Simply hand wash in COLD, soapy water and towel or air dry. Abeego prefers gentle, low alcohol, biodegradable soap. (Link to recommended soaps from the TIPS page)

 *Not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave, direct heat or high temperatures. Avoid direct contact with raw meat.

 Caring for your Abeego as recommended will ensure that it lasts over a year. When it has finally run its course Abeego can return to the earth whence it came via your compost or trash receptacle. 

Made from: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Beeswax, Tree Resin, Jojoba Oil.

MEDIUM | NOT TOO BIG, NOT TOO SMALL | 3 FLATS

MEDIUM | Not too Big, Not too Small | 3 FlatsMEDIUM | Not too Big, Not too Small | 3 Flats


What are they ideal for: Well, bigger things than the Small Flats but smaller things than the Large Flats! Wrap your half cut larger melons, large pieces of cheese, cut veggies for snacking, your parsley or cilantro bunches. Goodies to go!

Use pressure in combination with the warmth of your hands to form it tightly around the item to be stored. Abeego will be slightly adhesive and malleable at room temperature and will stiffen when cool, holding the shape you created. The fluid and air resistant beeswax coating keeps food fresh and is easy to clean. Store your food the way nature intended with Abeego Flats.

The Abeego 3 Medium Flats Package contains: 

  • 3 Medium Flats  25 cm x 25 cm    10” x 10”

Simply hand wash in COLD, soapy water and towel or air dry. Abeego prefers gentle, low alcohol, biodegradable soap. (Link to recommended soaps from the TIPS page)

*Not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave, direct heat or high temperatures. Avoid direct contact with raw meat.

Caring for your Abeego as recommended will ensure that it lasts over a year. When it has finally run its course Abeego can return to the earth whence if came via your compost or trash receptacle.

Made from: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Beeswax, Tree Resin, Jojoba Oil.

SMALL | FOR ALL THE LITTLE FOODS | 6 FLATS

SMALL | For All the Little Foods | 6 FlatsSMALL | For All the Little Foods | 6 Flats

What are they ideal for: Small stuff! Baby nibbles. Or a half cut avocado, apple slices, onions, tomatoes, peeled ginger, garlic cloves. Wrap your cookies in them, or cheese, small handfuls of nuts or trail mix. You can even wrap the top of your wine bottle in place of the cork!

Use pressure in combination with the warmth of your hands to form it tightly around the item to be stored. Abeego will be slightly adhesive and malleable at room temperature and will stiffen when cool, holding the shape you created. The fluid and air resistant beeswax coating keeps food fresh and is easy to clean. Store your food the way nature intended with Abeego Flats.

The Abeego Small Flats package contains: 

  • 6 Small Flats 18 cm x 18 cm      7” x 7”

Simply hand wash in COLD, soapy water and towel or air dry. Abeego prefers gentle, low alcohol, biodegradable soap. (Link to recommended soaps from TIPS section)

*Not suitable for the dishwasher, microwave, direct heat or high temperatures. Avoid direct contact with raw meat.

Caring for your Abeego as recommended will ensure that it lasts over a year. When it has finally run its course Abeego can return to the earth whence it came via your compost or trash receptacle. 

Made from: Hemp, Organic Cotton, Beeswax, Tree Resin, Jojoba Oil.

ABEEGO HAS BEEN FEATURED IN THE FOLLOWING MAGAZINES

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