BANANAS ARE TRICKY
Bananas are probably the trickiest of fruits to store. They are shipped in after being picked green and stored in warehouses until sold. When sold they are treated so they will turn yellow and start to ripen. Once started, the ripening process cannot be stopped, only slowed down. If you place the fruit in your refrigerator the skin will turn black. If you leave them on the countertop they will begin to over-ripen in approximately 3 to 4 days. Bananas are a very high emitter of ethylene gas. Even the banana peel continues to emit ethylene gas after being peeled and discarded. PRODUCE FRESHIES™ packets slow down this process by eliminating the ethylene gas from the surrounding air. The best way to store bananas is to place them in a breathable container or a brown paper bag along with a single PRODUCE FRESHIES™ packet. The fruit can breath without excess ethylene gas build-up and will last in excess of 7 days!
ETHYLENE GAS -
WHAT IS THE STORY?
Ethylene (or Ethene, proper name) is the chemical compound with formula C2H4. It is the most produced organic compound in the world. Global production of ethylene exceeded 75 million metric tons per year in 2005. It is a commercial and residential product in very high demand.
Ethlyene acts physiologically as a hormone in plants. It exists as a gas and acts at trace levels throughout the life of the plant by stimulating or regulating the ripening of fruit, the opening of flowers and the shedding of leaves. It can shorten the shelf life of many fruits by hastening ripening and floral senescence. Bananas, tomatoes and apples will ripen faster in the presence of ethylene. Bananas placed next to other fruits will produce enough ethylene to cause accelerated fruit ripening. Ethylene in very small amounts can destroy green leafy vegetables in very short order and can cause significant economic losses for growers, suppliers, markets and florists.
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ETHYLENE TRAP -
You spend a lot of time choosing the very best fruits and vegetables at the market. Then you go home and place them in your refrigerator for safekeeping until you need them. When you're ready for them, sometimes they aren't ready for you. You have put them in an "ethylene trap." Fruits and vegetables give off a natural ripening hormone called ethylene and when trapped in your refrigerator builds up to levels that are toxic to your green leafy vegetables and causes your fruit to ripen to an accelerated rate. Grocers love it because you come back more often to the supermarket to purchase more and, by the way, while you're there you pick up a few other items as well. You can overcome this problem with "Produce Freshies."
Ethylene Gas is odorless, tasteless and harmless unless you are a fruit or a vegetable.
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No plastic gimmicks! After three months use you can toss them into any waste receptacle OR you can recycle them. After use add the power pellets to your herb or flower garden. Freshies provides trace minerals for your soil. Your plants will love it! Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI) has allowed the material in our Produce Freshies to be used in certified organic production of food processing and handling according to the USDA National Organic Program Rules.