Maturation Process


In order to obtain an excellent maturation of the fruit, the Finca Mundo Nuevo counts on refrigeration chambers where the fruit are are submited to a special process by means of the application of Ethylene, product that the fruit produces in normal conditions. Also there are the cameras of precooled by air forced used to give the fruit one better maturation, consistency and greater time in the shelves.

Forced Air Preecooling Chambers

The fruits and vegetables after the harvest continue breathing and therefore maturing which makes necessary a method of conservation that allows to distribute the fruit to its final destiny without its losless its freshness and quality. For that different preecooling techniques are used.

Particularly the technique of Forced Air Preecooling consists of extracting the heat of the fruit, a fast and uniform way, made by circulating cold air to high pressure through pallets with the produce. The fruit yields heat when doing contact with the cold air flow, that is in a sufficiently low temperature to diminish the temperature of the fruit without deteriorating it. Because the time of cooling is very short, the relative humidity of the fruit is not affected.


Benefits of Forced Air Preecooling:


Maturation Table

1
COMPLETELY GREEN
color to the arrival
Temperature 14°C - 16°C
2
SMOOTH GREEN
First change of color. It indicates that the maturation process already began.
3
SMOOTH GREEN WITH YELLOW
Pronounced change of color. Ready to send to the retailer in tempered climate stations. The maturation is in process. Highest temperature of 14º C.
4
YELLOW WITH GREEN
Recommended color for retail. 14ºC temperature.
5
YELLOW WITH GREEN ENDS
Ideal color to place in the retail displays. At this point
the fruit must be maintained at 12ºC. To greater temperature the fastest the maturation of the fruit.
6
TOTALLY YELLOW
Apt for sale and consumption. The fruit has firmness
with good flavor. Handle with care. Exhibit in tables
with a smooth surface.
7
YELLOW WITH BROWN ENDS
Completely Mature with better flavor and highest
nutritious value.



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