LytoFresh technology used by Thai exporter Dragon Fresh to delay ripening
Lytone has completed a successful trial of its LytoFresh technology with Thai mangosteen exporter Dragon Fresh.
Lytofresh was used to delay the ripening of the fruit during the post-harvest phase maintaining quality as the shipment made its way to China.
Native to South-East Asia mangosteen is primarily grown in Thailand and Vietnam with China being the largest export market.
Mangosteen traditionally requires rapid transportation because of its propensity to ripen very quickly and tends to display a brownish Calyx even with very brief exposure to high heat. As a result, shipping is typically restricted to air freight for high end fruits to ensure top quality.
In a press release, Lytone said its proprietary LytoFresh technology was able to, effectively inhibits this browning, thus sustaining freshness and shelf-life.
“LytoFresh technology takes into consideration of field heat removal, pathogen control, and ethylene control as well as moisture maintenance, all conforming to the current industrial facilities without adding too much investment,” the company said.
”The result allowed Dragon Fresh to ship its top-quality mangosteen to China by regular land and seafreight without fear of loss due to unexpected delay and stress on the fruits.
“Dragon Fresh expects their export business should be more successful with application of LytoFresh and intend to continue using the technology in the future.”
LytoFresh is a technology system developed by Lytone Enterprises over a period of 25 years, which utilises several branded products such as AnsiP, KaDoZan, Natacoat, and Chitamin.
These are employed according to technical designs for each crop to achieve the desired outcome. Lytone said it hopes to bring LytoFresh to both North and South American markets in the near future.