Peelicious

Anything is possible if you just peel-ieve

We process peels - tonnes of which are thrown away everyday - into delicious condiments that add nutrition and taste to regular meals.

Use Case

A lot of people are unaware of the nutrients hidden in the peels they throw away, and even more do not have the tools or processes needed to convert peels to edible meal items. Condiments such as purees, candied fruit peels, and aromatic flavours are attractive products especially for consumers looking for nutritious, tasty additions that is also eco-friendly. Thus our market would consist of: - Families in need of flavor adding condiments- Chefs/Cooks- Individuals craving assortment of diverse flavor- Food for disaster relief, military and space missions

Potential

Each year, 15.6 million tonne peels of oranges and 780 million pounds of banana peels are wasted in the USA alone. When we ensure that these peels are instead processed to retain essential nutrients, the Peelicious condiments we end up with will help us introduce a new food source to families struggling for nutritious, tasty meals; recycle waste that would otherwise lead to the creation of toxic gas that hurts the environment; and increase the shelf life of an unused, wasted food from zero days to one year.

Business Case

We will buy fresh vegetable and fruit peels from commercial kitchens and producers at low costs. After collecting the peels, we will sort and then transport them to our processing facility, where they will be cleaned and converted to purée using high speed food processors. The purée will be packaged and transported to a nearby warehouse, from where it will be sold to retailers, and then customers at affordable costs ($2-$3). With low cost of production and cleaning, Peelicious is a profitable and eco-friendly venture.

Objectives:

  1. 1. Introducing a new source of pureed food from previously wasted portions of fruits and vegetables.
  2. 2. Reducing the millions of tonnes of usable peel wastage that would otherwise contribute to bigger, and more toxic, landfill sites.
  3. 3. Extracting previously wasted nutrition and providing it at a much cheaper cost.

Team Jaanen Bhaabi

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Our Team

Fruit and Vegetable Food Loss Worldwide / Published January 10, 2016 by Shafqat Aurin Siddiqua

Fruit and Vegetable Food Loss Worldwide

http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/infographics/fruit/en/

Can you believe that 3.7 trillion apples get wasted each year?!

Way to Go / Published January 10, 2016 by Mastura Tasnim

Way to Go

Etch-A-Sketch / Published January 10, 2016 by Mastura Tasnim

Etch-A-Sketch

The team each have their go at sketching the logo!

Global Food Issues / Published January 7, 2016 by Shafqat Aurin Siddiqua

Global Food Issues

These are 3 current global food problems that need looking into immediately

Post-It Fiends / Published December 1, 2015 by Mastura Tasnim

Post-It Fiends

Post-its keeping helping us keep track of the crazy work load!
But look, we have friends in high places, so maybe it will work out after all. :)

Our Mission

We are a team of four business students from Bangladesh - the birthplace of social entrepreneurship. We actively explore avenues of social business, and TFF Challenge presented us with an exciting opportunity. We - a team of food-lovers – have come up with an innovative yet feasible solution that we 'peel-ive' will not only help reduce food wastage worldwide, but also create a new food source.

Our Background

Peels are not only packed with nutrients, but they also make up around 20% of fruit and vegetable composition, and most of the time, they are thrown away. In fact, 1 in 4 calories intended for consumption is never actually eaten. Most of this wastage goes to landfills, and contributes to significant methane emissions worldwide. This is avoidable waste, as peels can be used in a variety of ways. Peelicious is a fresh approach for recovering post-consumption wastage of fruit and vegetable peels and processing them to create nutritious and tasty condiments with an extended shelf-life. It will not only reduce food waste significantly but will also help feed the 9 billion residents of the world by 2050.

Fruit and Vegetable Food Loss Worldwide / Published January 10, 2016 by Shafqat Aurin Siddiqua

Fruit and Vegetable Food Loss Worldwide

http://www.fao.org/save-food/resources/keyfindings/infographics/fruit/en/

Can you believe that 3.7 trillion apples get wasted each year?!

Way to Go / Published January 10, 2016 by Mastura Tasnim

Way to Go

Etch-A-Sketch / Published January 10, 2016 by Mastura Tasnim

Etch-A-Sketch

The team each have their go at sketching the logo!

Global Food Issues / Published January 7, 2016 by Shafqat Aurin Siddiqua

Global Food Issues

These are 3 current global food problems that need looking into immediately

Post-It Fiends / Published December 1, 2015 by Mastura Tasnim

Post-It Fiends

Post-its keeping helping us keep track of the crazy work load!
But look, we have friends in high places, so maybe it will work out after all. :)

Our Team

Our Mission

We are a team of four business students from Bangladesh - the birthplace of social entrepreneurship. We actively explore avenues of social business, and TFF Challenge presented us ...Read More

Our Background

Peels are not only packed with nutrients, but they also make up around 20% of fruit and vegetable composition, and most of the time, they are thrown away. ...Read More

The information contained here represents student project ideas developed as the result of brainstorming activities during Round 1 of the TFF Challenge. It does not represent any final business plans or commercial products.