Food Huggers by Adrienne McNicholas and Michelle Ivankovic

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Food Huggers by Adrienne McNicholas and Michelle Ivankovic

Industrial designers Adrienne McNicholas and Michelle Ivankovic have launched a range of silicone caps designed to preserve leftover fruit and vegetables (+ slideshow).

Food Huggers

Named Food Huggers, the brightly coloured caps slip over half-eaten tomatos, lemons, apples or kiwi fruit to form a seal with the cut side, keeping the natural juice in so the food stays fresh for longer.

Range of four silicone caps fit snuggly onto left over fruit and vegetables

The upper edges wrap around the produce to keep the caps in place and the four different sizes overlap slightly to there's a good fit for any item.

Food Huggers silicone caps

There's also an Avocado Hugger with a bobble that fits over the stone if it's protruding or presses inwards if the stone has been removed.

Silicone caps by Food Huggers

The soft caps nest neatly inside each other for storage and come in four different colour palettes.

Silicone caps by Food Huggers

The products are available through Kickstarter until Friday 13 July.

Silicone caps by Food Huggers

Other clever kitchenware on Dezeen includes an extendable egg tray, an espresso maker for the microwave and silicone dishes for steaming food.

Silicone caps by Food Huggers

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