Gujarat’s University researches opens up new secrets of keeping fruits and vegetables fresh without refrigerating.
As per the research statistics, a mango can stay fresh more than 10 days without refrigerating while a jamun’s shelf life has got almost doubled.
With the new discoveries in post-harvest crop preservation, researchers at Vallabh Vidyanagar-based Sardar Patel University (SPU) have developed an emulsion that provides an eco-friendly ‘shield’ to perishable fruits and vegetables.
The researchers said that generally, fruits, mostly apples in supermarkets, have an eco-friendly wax coating on them that keeps them fresh. The eco-friendly coating not only increases shelf life by delaying the ripening process but also increases nutrition.
After China, India ranks second in production of fruits and vegetables, which is likely to cross 377 million metric tonnes by 2021.