The commercialization of avocado has had in recent years an amazing exponential growth, and its global consumption does not stop increasing. In this context there are many avocado operators worldwide that market this fruit so demanded and of high value. But could avocado marketers further increase their sales and profits? The answer is yes, thanks to Sanifruit. There are certain complications related to postharvest such as dehydration, the external appearance of the avocado, homogeneity in ripening or internal damage. These alterations directly affect the benefit of all the agents that intervene along the supply chain, and in the same way an avocado waste is produced that could be avoided.
At Sanifruit, in our continuous search for solutions for the whole fresh produce sector, we are proud to be able to launch a natural plant-based coating to extend the life of the avocado. Thus, being able to reduce food waste and promote the increase of the profits of packing houses and supermarkets.
This new solution, SANI-AG, is applied by spraying in the packing line. Here are some of the main benefits that improve the post-harvest life of the avocado and the profitability of the packing house and the supermarket:
- Reduces weight losses during conservation and transport, thus increasing profitability, without altering the organoleptic characteristics of the avocado.
- Greater homogeneity during the ripening of the fruit, increasing the performance and reducing the steps per line
- Extends the shelf life of the avocado by at least 3 days at the point of sale.
- Improves the external appearance of avocado, its firmness, and reduces internal damages.
In addition, the application of the Sanifruit post-harvest treatment is very simple, it is enough to implement a low-volume application system in the packing line, which can be supplied together with the product. As a sign of its effectiveness, below you can see some of the industrial results obtained in customers.
INTERNAL APPEARANCE OF THE AVOCADO AFTER 3 DAYS OF RIPENING
With Sanifruit, internal damage is reduced by 15% and the severity of these damages after maturation by 50%.
EXTERNAL APPEARANCE OF THE AVOCADO AFTER 3 DAYS OF RIPENING + 3 DAYS OF
Sanifruit extends the shelf life of the avocado at least 3 days.
At Sanifruit we have been committed to innovation and sustainability for more than 35 years, and this new post-harvest treatment is just one more step in our commitment to the fresh produce sector and consumers, whose goal is none other than to offer a fruit free of pesticide residues, which improves the profitability of fresh produce packing houses and supermarkets, while respecting the environment and people’s health. All our products are natural, based on food additives and plant extracts, and therefore their harmless nature allows us to protect people’s health.
Currently we already have solutions for citrus, banana, melon, stone fruit, pome fruit and avocado. And in the coming months we will continue to innovate and offer an increasingly wide range of solutions for the sector.
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