That’s a Wrap!

Abeego Wrap

Product Reviewed:

My dish drying rack is often full of rinsed out plastic storage bags … I hate just throwing them away! So, I was really excited to try out Abeego, an all-natural food-wrap that has been recently introduced to the market.

Abeego is a reusable (for up to a year) plastic-wrap alternative made from hemp and certified organic cotton that has been coated with beeswax, jojoba oil and tree resin. It is designed to have antifungal, antiseptic and antibacterial properties to help keep food fresh and safe while still allowing it to breathe during storage.

If you enjoy cooking ahead to fill your fridge with delicious prepared foods, as well as greening your kitchen, this can be a lifesaver. I tested Abeego in two ways: as a cover for a casserole-type dish, in addition to laying it directly on top of food to seal in moisture. In each case, it performed admirably. I can see using this to wrap cut veggies and fruit, to keep cheese from drying out, and even to cover rising pizza dough. It also works well in the freezer.

What I most liked about Abeego is that aforementioned reusability. To keep your Abeego for a year or longer, hand-wash it in cool water with a mild soap and let it air-dry. If it starts to lose its coating or pliability, you can throw it on the compost pile. I appreciate that someone is making my .quirk of re-using food storage materials a little easier. I just wish I had thought of this product first!

Vanessa Oliver
Vanessa Oliver, MS, RD, LD, is a registered dietitian and wellness specialist with the University of Kentucky Health and Wellness Program. She is mad for hiking, farmers markets and Sunday cooking.