A new technology prevents the ripening of avocados during transportation

The new Dynamic Controlled Atmosphere used in shipping containers full of avocados from New Zealand showed encouraging results in delaying the maturation and the ripening process. Another way to prevent fruit and vegetable spoilage is through a protective (edible) film coating made out of Chitosan, a natural bio-pesticide which is also an effective antioxidant capable of retaining vitamin C in fruit and vegetables, and it has bacteriostatic and bactericidal properties.

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