One of the best alternative to plastic food wrap is named beeswax food wraps. They are made of cotton coated with bee wax ( or vegetal wax in its vegan version) that can be used as a reusable, healthy and zero-waste alternative to plastic wraps and to aluminium foil . You can use it directly on a half of fruit, to cover a jar or a pitcher or to wrap a sandwich or a snack.
But to use it properly and make it last, you can follow our tips and advices:
How to use your beeswax food wraps:
- The material is a moldable texture very easy to work with when wrapping over or around food to keep the freshness of the food and keep out external influences.
- Just place it over the jar, around the vegetable, cheese, fuit etc. and with the warmth of your own hands together with a light pressure you can mould the wrap and make it stick to itself around the item.
- You can wrap it directly on whole or half fruits and vegetable.
- Al principio, el envoltorio puede desprender un poco de cera en los bordes de los cuencos.
What you better not do:
- Do not use the wrap on warm food, so leave leftovers cool down before placing the wrap over them.
- Avoid high temperatures, direct heat and keep it away from fire and any source of heat.
- Do not use the wrap on fresh meat or fish.
- Do not use the wrap in the oven, microwave nor dishwasher.
- Avoid using knives on the wrap as it might damage the wax.
How to care for your beeswax food wraps:
- Always wash your beeswax wrap in cold water only.
- You can use a natural dish soap and a soft sponge and leave them dripping off to dry.
- You can store your wrap rolled up or folded.
Did you know that:
- The breathable and at the same time insulating of the beeswax food wrap works fine for an overnight rising dough and it is ideal to cover fermenting food.
- It is perfect to wrap your home made bread dough.