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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 grandma in India. Her grandma gave her a home remedy - a mixture of spices - which kept her from getting sick. (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 grandma's generations-old home remedy - a remarkably effective way to keep food fresh!


Fenugreen was founded in 2010 when we took handmade batches of FreshPaper to Farmer's Markets and street fairs in Cambridge, MA.

​Today, Fenugreen FreshPaper is used by farmers and families across the globe, and we are 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 FreshPaper 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


INSPIRED Film Series: The FreshPaper Story


The Amazingly Simple Invention That Stops Fruits & Veggies From Going Bad, Forbes


Inventor Kavita Shukla's Big Idea, Marie Claire


Inspiring Women: Kavita Shukla, Baltimore Sun


A Fresh New Idea Than Can Prevent Food Waste and Help Feed the World, Organic Wellness

TEDxManhattan Talk​​​​​

4 Minutes That Changed Everything.

Inspired: Film Series

The FreshPaper Story