What is a food wrap?
A food wrap, also called a beeswax wrap or a bee's wrap, is an eco-friendly replacement for plastic cling and aluminium foil. Food wraps are ideal for storing leftover food and for covering bowls.
A food wrap is made of (organic) cotton fabric with a layer on top that makes the food wrap mouldable. In the original beeswax wrap this layer is made of beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil and for the vegan food wrap the beeswax has been replaced by candelilla wax.
Food wraps are an environmentally friendly alternative to plastic cling film
Cling film is made of plastic and plastic often contains harmful chemicals that you do not want near your food. So if you don't want chemicals leaking in your food when you cover your food with plastic wrap choose to use a vegan beeswax wrap.
How to use a beeswax wrap?
The warmth of your hands makes the food wrap soft and the slightly sticky structure of the vegan beeswax wrap makes it easy to mould around a container or food. The food wrap ensures that your food stays fresh longer.
After use, you can easily clean a beeswax cloth with a little cold water and a mild soap. Be careful not to use warm water, as the beeswax or candelilla wax will melt and you will no longer be able to use the food wrap.
What different types of food wraps are there?
There are many different food wraps in different prints and sizes. The main difference is in the wax that is used. The original beeswax wrap is, as the name suggests, made with beeswax and the vegan food wrap is made with candelilla wax and is therefore suitable for vegans.
There are different sizes suitable for different food wrapping tasks and you have, for example, food wraps with a button to easily pack a sandwich or food wraps shaped like a bag. You can also buy a large roll and cut the food wraps to your desired size.
What are the advantages of food wraps?
- Food wraps prevent food waste by keeping your food fresh for longer.
- Food wraps are 100% plastic-free and compostable, so they are much more environmentally friendly than plastic film.
- You can reuse food wraps again and again.
- Food wraps are antibacterial, making them ideal for use with food.
- Food wraps are easy to use and do not stick to anything like plastic film.
- Food wraps can be used in the freezer.
Which food wraps won't you find at Zo Zero?
Because Zo Zero is a completely vegan store, you won't find any original beeswax wraps at Zo Zero. But don't worry: our wide range of vegan food wraps is just as good as the beeswax wrap.
The full range of food wraps at Zo Zero
At Zo Zero you will find Food Wraps by Bee’s Wrap. Bee's Wrap is one of the original brands of beeswax wraps and now also offers a wide range of vegan food wraps.
Are you curious as to which other products you can use to prevent food waste? Check out our full range of kitchen storage products or our reusable silicone lids. Do you want the rest of your kitchen to be more sustainable too? Then check out all our sustainable kitchen supplies or check out all our sustainable home products.