There are many factors which influence how your fresh fruit and vegetables should be stored. As such, it can be challenging to know the correct storage solution that should be used.
This guide looks at the aspects when using cold storage for fruit and vegetables and why you should utilise cold storage to stock and distribute your fresh produce.
What are the benefits of using commercial refrigeration when storing produce?
Without cold storage, most fruits and vegetables will not stay fresh for more than a few days. As soon as fresh produce is harvested, it begins to deteriorate, and dangerous bacteria begin to develop.
The low temperatures inside cold storage units halt the growth of these pathogenic fungi, ensuring that spoilage of fruits and vegetables is kept to a minimum.
Refrigeration and blast freezing are equally popular options for many vegetables and some selected fruits. ERKAR cold storage units have a varied temperature range for both freezing and chilling options.
This table shows the guideline for storing common types of produce.