Best practices for storing fruit and vegetables
Storing vegetables and fruits is a complex task. That's why it is important to follow best practices in cold storage to ensure that your fruits and vegetables are long and quality.
What are the best practices for fruit and vegetable storage?
1. Fruits and vegetables should be kept separately.
Most fruits produce hormones called ethylene, when cooked, change the color and taste of the product. Unfortunately, the fruit that produces ethylene affects all surrounding products, making the process maturing much faster. If the fruit is stored next to the vegetable, you may risk the aging process of the product which will lead to food loss.
2. Follow good data storage practices
Avoid using cold storage beyond capacity because it will increase the internal temperature and accelerate the deterioration of the product. Should avoid tight pallets as well, which may cause compaction which will cause bacterial growth Prepare your vegetables and fruits so that the internal fan has enough space to distribute the cool air freely.
3. Know your production history
Distributors need to know the history of fruits and vegetables for the best decisions about storage and transportation. Which includes factors such as product determination, pre-preparation, past quality inspection products and product grade grading
Although the cold room can increase the useful life of vegetables and fruits for a long time But your product still needs a little attention Take care of your vegetables and fruits and extend their life a lot.