There’s nothing worse than a hard and unripe avocado ruining your day.
A food tech startup called One Third unveiled a fruit scanner that can detect the ripeness of products at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas on Tuesday.
Using proprietary algorithms, the scanner can interpret the results of a near-infrared laser to determine an avocado’s shelf life in real time.
Named for the fact that a third of all food produced worldwide is wasted, the company uses a cloud-based fresh produce scanner system that helps reduce food waste by predicting shelf life.
While the current generation of product scanners can only provide information on laboratory-specific tests such as sugar content and acidity, OneThird’s device can tell you about freshness or potential shelf life.
This can reduce food waste in these situations by up to 25 percent on average.
“The astronomical amount of food that is wasted each year is heartbreaking, especially when so much is wasted in affluent countries. We’ve worked hard to develop technology to help address this ongoing global challenge that directly impacts food insecurity,” said Marco Snikkers, CEO and Founder of OneThird.
“We are proud to have developed the first product that accurately and objectively predicts the shelf life of fresh produce. Interest has been overwhelming and we want to accelerate the global deployment of our technology’
The company manufactures two variants of the system, one for the end user in the product aisle and another for growers in the supply chain.
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https://metro.co.uk/2023/01/04/theres-a-fruit-scanner-that-can-tell-you-if-your-avocado-is-ripe-18037122/ There is a fruit scanner that can tell you if your avocado is ripe