What is Ethylene?
Ethylene is a vegetable hormone; it is the only hormone that is a gas This hormone facilitates fruit ripening and chlorophyll degradation. The vegetable hormones are natural chemical substances produced in certain points of the plants that regulate their physiological process In addition to the ethylene that the fruit produces, during its storage and transport the fruit is exposed to different and important sources of exogenous ethylene.
_ Pathogens: Many bacteria and fungi species produce ethylene.
_ Human sources: Any human activity in which a combustion is carried out will produce ethylene.
_ Cross contamination between fruits: Ripe fruits nearby or with post-harvest diseases produce high levels of ethylene. Cross contamination can be found both in fruits in the same container or chamber and between different containers and chambers.
Ethylene absorber is a compound shaped into granules, in order to be used in transport equipments. By removing ethylene gas, this product guarantees the quality of crops during transportation and storage process, followed by a prominent decrease of fruit and vegetable waste.
Ethylene absorber increases shelf-life of fruits, vegetables and flowers. This product can be used in company with agricultural crops, such as apples, bananas, kiwis, citrus fruits, onions, fresh flowers and so forth. Besides, it maintains its effectiveness in all weathers and at every temperature. This product is also a wise choice for groups or individuals who wish to increase the shelf-life of their food and therefore, keep it fresh. Ethylene absorber comes in useful throughout the entire process of transportation, storage,
packaging and even household consumption, all of which come after the initial harvesting.