Trials show that SANI-AG can extend the shelf-life of the fruit by at least three days
Sanifruit has launched a plant-based coating for avocados that it claims can extend the shelf-life of the fruit by at least three days at the point of sale.
The Spanish post-harvest company said SANI-AG can help suppliers and retailer to reduce food waste and increase their profits.
The coating is easy to apply via a low-volume spraying system incorporated into the packing line by spraying in the packing line which can be supplied along with the product.
“SANI-AG reduces weight losses during conservation and transport, thus increasing profitability , without modifying the organoleptic characteristics,” the company said.
“It results in greater homogeneity during the ripening of the fruit, increasing the performance and reducing the steps per line, while also improving the external appearance of avocado, its firmness, and reducing internal damage.”
Sanifruit said extensive customer trials show a 15 per cent reduction in internal damage after three days of ripening, while the severity of the damage after maturation is 50 per cent lower.