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FreshPaper was created by a young inventor who happened upon the active ingredients after accidentally drinking some tap water while visiting her grandmother in India. Her grandma gave her a home remedy - a mixture of spices, which kept her from getting sick. (Click here to hear the story in her own words.)

After years of research and development, (starting with a middle school science project!), she discovered a new application of her grandmother's generations-old home remedy - a remarkably effective way to keep food fresh!

Fenugreen was founded in 2010. It all started with handmade batches of FreshPaper handed out at the farmer's markets and street fairs in Cambridge, MA.

Today, Fenugreen FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and Fenugreen is establishing initiatives to benefit local food banks in the U.S. and small-scale farmers in the developing world.

Fenugreen is a social enterprise with the mission of “Fresh for All.”

Discover the Fenugreen Fresh Paper Story​​



​​​• It's Not Paper, It's Empowerment, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

Fresh Idea: The Unlikely Inspiration Behind Food-Saver

FreshPaper, Entrepreneur Magazine


Saving Food One Sheet of Paper at a Time​,The Washington Post


​​​• Taking on Global Food Waste with a Simple Piece of Paper, INDEX: Design to Improve Life


FreshPaper: Keeping it Fresh from Farm to Fork, Newsweek/The Daily Beast

7 Young Entrepreneurs Changing The World With Their Businesses, Fast Company


​• A Magical Paper Prevents Your Food from Rotting,Fast Company


​​• Simple Sheet of Paper Keeps Produce Fresh 4 Times Longer,  TreeHugger


Fenugreen Aims to Prevent Produce Spoilage Around the World, The Boston Globe


Keeping Produce Fresh with Fenugreen FreshPaper, Mother Nature Network


TEDxManhattan Talk​​​​​