Fruit and Vegetable Packaging Machine

Fruit and vegetable packaging machines are used during the shipping and storage period. This machine can have an effect on the level of fruit maturity. Fruit packaging is designed in such a way as to reduce chemical contamination and the effects of oxygen, light and water evaporation on the packaged fruit.

If you are wrong in packing the fruit, the fruit can ripen faster and result in damage. The following are some of the factors that can affect the fruit’s maturity after being picked and in the storage and shipping period.

Fruit Maturity Factor

Gas or Room Temperature – The gas contained in the fruit packaging changes all the time, which causes changes in the state of the fruit. After picking, the fruit takes oxygen and emits carbon dioxide. When in the room there is too much oxygen, the fruit can become too ripe.

Packaging – Fruit is usually packaged in polythene plastic bags in cardboard boxes. The fruit must be picked at the right time, making the fruit can complete a process called respiration in the process of development so that it becomes ripe as when not packed.

Air Temperature & Bacteria – Air temperature plays an important role in fruit packaging. In general, packaging must be able to allow the fruit to maintain and control the temperature, with high temperatures the results in ripening the fruit faster and more easily damaged. The effect of the temperature on the fruit maturity due to the presence of a gas contained in the fruit is ethylene gas.