With the ever-changing lifestyles of Irish consumers, and the move towards a greener and more sustainable environment, our home is where it starts. Especially now, in these uncertain times, food is one of our more precious commodities.
In the 10 years from 2008, our organic waste collected in brown bins has dramatically increased from 19,000 tonnes to 113,000 tonnes, while the food waste in residual bins (black bins) has decreased by 14% compared to 24% in 2008 (*EPA Study – Forum on Food Waste 2019).
According to the Department of Communication, Climate Action & Environment (DCCAE), in Ireland there is over one million tonnes of food waste disposed of each year. Around 1/3 of this comes from households. Every household in Ireland is responsible for 117kg of food waste. The cost per household is between €400 and €1000 per year.
Such waste includes: Plate scrapings, leftovers, gone off fruit and veg and passed its 'use by' date perishables.
BioFresh is an innovative, market leading, feature within the range of refrigeration products from Liebherr. The interplay of the optimal humidity combined with the optimal temperature is fundamental to lengthening the storage life and protecting the nutritional content.
BioFresh technology is based on the observation that food stays optimally fresh when stored at just above freezing point. The temperature in the BioFresh drawers is therefore constantly maintained at just over 0°C. These drawers act as freshness safes, each of which offers perfect conditions for certain types of food – and all in just one appliance.
If the BioFresh safe is set to HydroSafe, the humidity increases, and the HydroSafe climate keeps unpackaged fruit, vegetables and salads crisp and fresh for much longer. When the slider is open, the humidity falls and the BioFresh safe becomes a DrySafe.
Low humidity conditions are ideal for storing packaged fish, meat and dairy products. When stored in this comparatively dry environment, these products retain their flavour for far longer than in a traditional refrigerator compartment – cheese, for example, can last for up to 100 days.
The BioFresh app is free to download and provides lots of useful information about food and food storage, such as vitamin content and shelf life comparisons for conventional refrigeration versus BioFresh storage.
Accessing nutritional information about fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and dairy products has never been so easy; the vitamin and mineral content of 130 different foods can be viewed by simply tapping the screen. Just search for “Liebherr BioFresh” on iOS and Android.
So, you may think that preserving your food is all BioFresh is good for? Well think again. There are many benefits to owning a refrigerator with BioFresh technology and they do not all specifically relate to the actual food that goes inside.
Here are our current top six benefits BioFresh can contribute to:
N.A.A Ltd are proud distributors of Liebherr Appliances and would invite you to view our products online or you can visit our showroom at Crosslands Business Park, Lower Ballymount Road, Dublin 12, D12E292 (when we re-open).
For enquiries you can email [email protected] or call (01) 4600064.
Want to know more about Liebherr BioFresh? www.myliebherr.ie