Fresh Vegetables and Fruits start to ripen after harvesting and during the ripening process, the fruits and vegetables release ethylene gas. This ethylene gas when in the package increases the ripening rate of the fresh produce hence aggravating the ripening process resulting into faster rotting of the fresh produce.
Effect of ethylene gas:
Causes physiological changes in fresh fruits, vegetable and flowers like change in texture (softening),color and other processes. Thought of as an aging hormone, ethylene gas not only influences the ripening of fruit but may also cause produce to die, generally occurring when the fruits, vegetables, flowers and plants are damaged in some manner. Other effects of ethylene gas are loss of chlorophyll, abortion of plant foliage and stems, shortening of stems, and bending of the stems (epinasty). Ethylene gas can be either a good guy when used to hasten ripening of fruit, or a bad guy when it yellows fruits and vegetables, damages buds or causes abscission in ornamental specimens.Ethylene gas produced works as a auto catalyst for ripening which in turn produces higher sugar levels causing microbial spoilage of the fruits.
The KIF Shelf life extension solutions is based on innovative technology that absorb the harmful ethylene gas, unrequired moisture and causing volatile bacterial inhibition (VBI) hence slowing the ripening and rotting process and increasing the shelf life of the packed and stored produce. KIF solutions have undergone rigorous trials and observational studies to guarantee the freshness in packed corrugated boxes, export standard packs, storage packs,punnet boxes and crate packaging. KIF solutions are completely safe to use with edibles as all the KIF solution types are FDA approved and has worldwide certifications.
All the KIF solution types are nature friendly and biodegradable, it causes no harm to mother nature as it is based on chemical free technology. KIF is made up of natural minerals (clay) and get completely decomposed within 2-2.5 months by its own through natural phenomenon.