In this post, we will sharing 5 reasons to pick UglyFood and some tips on how to tell if something is safe to consume!
WHY CHOOSE UGLYFOOD?
1. SAVE THE EARTH
Picking UglyFood allows you an opportunity to save the earth by creating a more sustainable environment! Around one-fifth of imported and locally farmed fresh produce is wasted along the supply chain annually. This includes fresh produce being thrown away before reaching supermarkets as they are not aesthetically pleasing or already near their expiry dates.
Moreover, extensive resources are also being utilised to produce fresh vegetables and fruits. Large amounts of resources such as water, fertilisers, electricity and chemicals are being used for agriculture and these contribute significantly to the emission of green-house gases.
2. GENERATE COST SAVINGS
The cost of UglyFood is significantly lower than pleasant looking fresh produce. Such cost savings can also be explained by packaging costs that would have otherwise been absorbed by the consumer. However, they taste as delicious as all other fruits and vegetables and you could buy way more for the same amount of money! Suppliers are also able to generate business cost savings by cutting their losses when UglyFood is unable to be sold and discarded.
3. ADOPT A HEALTHIER DIET:
Fresh vegetables and fruits provide the essential nutrients we require for a healthy diet. By picking UglyFood, you are making the choice to indulge in more fresh fruits and vegetables for your meals. Our family and mystery bundles provide the opportunity to try out a wide variety of fruits and vegetables that might not be part of your regular diet. Who knows, you might actually grow a liking to one of those!
4.INSPIRE AND EDUCATE OTHERS
By gaining a new perspective towards UglyFood and understanding that it can be as tasty and good, we gain a better appreciation of food overall and not judge them based on appearance. Subsequently, you would be able to inspire and educate others to do the same too! For instance, you may share recipes on how to make use of near-expiry or blemished produce with your friends and family. You and your friends would be able to benefit together in terms of cost savings and the knowledge acquired to reduce food waste!
5. COMBAT FOOD INSECURITY
UglyFood that might have been discarded by suppliers can now be delivered directly to consumers for a significantly lower price. Those who are food insecure might not have the luxury of being able to afford fresh produce and can only afford unhealthier options such as canned and instant food. By picking UglyFood, you would be fuelling the demand for more suppliers to do so and help provide access to healthy nutritious food for less privileged families at lower costs.
HOW DO YOU TELL IF SOMETHING IS STILL SAFE TO EAT?
Generally we would advise to engage in your own senses and judge if something is still safe to consume.
SO WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? JOIN US NOW TO EMBRACE UGLYFOOD FOR THE BETTER GOOD!