Selected supermarkets should test a specific method, which can increase the shelf life of fruit and vegetables.
There will be in the future, the longer between the soft, brown and spotted avocados, if a new project at Føtex and Bilka is a success.
the Group behind the shops - Salling Group tests at the time a particular technology to extend the fruit and vegetables shelf-life.
And avocadoerne are the first items that must lay the peel to the treatment.
It informs the Salling Group.
Specifically, there is talk about an edible plantebelægning, which is built on the peel, seeds and pulp, and added to the madvarernes surface, so they keep their natural væskeindhold - and thus the freshness - for a longer time.
the Aim is to reduce food waste. That the coating is precisely tested on avocados, hangs together with the exotic fruit character.
Avocados are a very vulnerable fruit. We can observe that the storage both in stores and in the homes of consumers often end up with challenges.
- With the new technology it is our goal to provide a significantly higher durability and thus the quality, says Stephan Bruhn, who is the procurement manager for fruit and vegetables in the Salling Group.
In the first place is the Føtex and Bilka stores in Jutland and on Funen, which must sell goods that are processed with the protective agent.
The first treated avocados were sent out to the stores over the weekend.
But if it goes well, the technology spread to the rest of the country - and to the Net-chain, which also belong to the Salling Group.
- The criterion of success is that consumer feedback is positive, and that we can see a great deal of satisfaction. At the same time, we can say that the eviction both in stores and in the homes of the customers fall, says Stephan Bruhn.
the Technology can, according to the group prolong the shelf life of fruit and vegetables up to one and a half time.
to begin with it will be used on conventional fruit, but the Salling Group expects in the long term, also to be able to apply the treatment on organic fruit and vegetables. However, it will require an approval from the EU.
the Technology has been developed in the UNITED states by the company Apeel.
/ritzau/Date Of Update: 10 December 2019, 13:00