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What Causes Fruits And Vegetables To Go Bad?
Ethylene gas is one of the major culprits of food spoilage, it signals to other produce in your fridge and on the counter that it’s time to ripen (or over ripen). Other factors like mold, bacteria, and fungus also contribute to the rapid spoilage of your fresh produce. These microorganisms thrive in certain conditions, and once they latch onto your fruits and vegies, they can multiply rapidly and hasten decay.
The impact of this rapid spoilage goes beyond just wasted food. For those striving to maintain a healthy diet, it can be quite a hurdle. Imagine you’ve stocked up on a variety of fruits and vegies to eat healthier, only to find them going bad much faster than you can consume them. This not only leads to wasted money but also frequent, stressful trips to the grocery store. Understanding what causes your fruits and vegetables to spoil is the first step towards longer-lasting freshness.
What is Ethylene Gas?
Ethylene gas is a naturally occurring plant hormone produced by many fruits and vegetables. It signals to the surrounding produce that it is time to ripen, and this accelerates the aging process in nearby fruits and vegetables as well. This creates a cyclical cascade: As one fruit or vegetable begins to ripen, it releases ethylene gas which encourages other nearby produce to start the ripening process. When this cycle is left unchecked, fruits and vegetables can spoil very quickly.
Fortunately, ethylene gas is also a key tool in prolonging the life of fresh produce. By controlling its release and preventing it from spreading to nearby produce, you can prevent rapid spoilage and extend the shelf-life of your fruits and vegetables. This is something that VegieFresh takes full advantage of.
How Can I Make My Vegetables
Last Longer In The Fridge?
Mold, bacteria, and fungi are all microorganisms that can cause rapid spoilage in fruits and vegetables. These microorganisms can enter the produce through sources like contaminated water, soil, or human contact. Once they find their way into your fruits and vegetables, they can quickly multiply in the right conditions—namely warmth and moisture.
These organisms feed on sugars present in the produce, breaking them down to form acids which lead to spoilage. The result is a decaying, slimy, and discolored produce. This is why it’s important to wash your fruits and vegetables before consuming them in order to reduce the risk of contamination and spoilage.
When it comes to keeping your fruits and vegetables fresh, VegieFresh is the ideal solution. By leveraging the power of ethylene gas and controlling mold, bacteria, and fungi, this organic and compostable product can extend the shelf-life of your produce significantly. Not only does this help save money by reducing grocery trips due to spoiled produce, but it also helps reduce the amount of food waste in our communities. Try VegieFresh today and see the difference it can make to your kitchen!