Odd-shaped fruit and vegies add up to big savings

IF you don't mind your fruit and vegies looking a little odd, you will soon be able to make some big savings.

Woolworths has today announced plans to bring in The Odd Bunch fruit and vegetables - products that don't look as they normally would but taste just as good.

Discounts will vary but this week Woolworth is selling a kilo bag of Odd Bunch carrots for $1.28 compared to $1.88 for the standard range.

Odd Bunch pears are $2.78 a kilogram, a saving of $1.20.

Woolworths says around 25% of  edible fresh produce is thrown away due to visual imperfection or cosmetic damage every year in Australia.

According to Woolies, the change will allow almost 800,000 more apples to be sold, 6.5 million more carrots and 15,000 more avocados.

The  Odd  Bunch  at Woolworths will allow shoppers to buy the fruit and vegetables that may otherwise be rejected or thrown away.

The retailer says the produce  is  just as delicious and good  for you as  its  'perfect' counterparts but will be cheaper  to buy, putting dollars back  into  the pockets of shoppers and helping Australians  increase  their  consumption of
fresh food.

Importantly, the range will directly benefit Australian growers and suppliers who will be able to sell more produce to the
supermarket, wasting less in the process.


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