What is Fenugreen?

© Kavita Shukler

Like we said regarding teens doing big things in our previous post, it seems like everyone is finding ways to make our planet a cleaner, healthier, and more sustainable place to live in. This. Is. Wonderful.

Kavita Shukler, has created a “fresh paper” which is used to store food and to maximize their preservation period by inhibiting bacterial and fungal growth. And it’s infused with organic spices to help with the preservation.

Shukler was inspired by her grandmother when she broke the “don’t drink the tap water” rule as a kid in India. Her grandmother prepared a concoction of different herbs and spices for Shukler to drink, and she didn’t get sick. This sparked her interest in the impact these spices have on the growth of bacteria.

This led to this invention called Fenugreen, named after fenugreek, a spice that is commonly used in India.

Inspired? What green traditions (or even things that are just really great, potential green inventions) do you have in your family? Let us know in a comment below!

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