by Bioconservacion April 25th, 2017 0 comments

A recent scientific article demonstrates that absorbing ethylene with Bi-On®is an effective way to maintain the quality of apples in ULO conditions.

The study, carried out at the La Morinière Experimental Station (Saint Epain, France), assessing the effect of Bi-On® on the maintenance of ‘Golden Delicious’ apple quality when conserved in ULO (0.5ºC, 1.5% O2, 1% CO2, 85-90% HR) over a 6-month period, was presented at the IX Iberian Symposium on Maturation and Post-harvest (Lisbon, November 2016), and published recently in Actas Portuguesas de Horticultura nº28, p. 120-125.

The results of this work demonstrate that including the ethylene absorbent Bi-On® significantly reduced ethylene production and the development of senescence blanching, in addition to maintaining the firmness and sugar content to a significant degree.This system can, therefore, be considered an efficient method for maintaining apple quality during storage in ULO conditions.

The complete article (in English) can be accessed by following this link