PEAKfresh® USA
LEADERS IN MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING
​FOR  COMMERCIAL AND HOME-USE
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​PEAKfresh is modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) made specifically for fruit and vegetables as well

as cut flowers and plants. With a natural mineral embedded in our products, we are able to modify the
composition of the air surrounding the packaged item in order to extend the initial fresh state of the
product. PEAKfresh has long been used by growers, shippers and retail chains to preserve the
freshness of produce during transit and storage. Most recently, NASA began using PEAKfresh to

extend the life of produce sent to and consumed by the astronauts at the International Space Station. 
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​   ASPARAGUS
   There are two types of asparagus, green and white. Both
   types of fresh asparagus are highly perishable and deteriorate

   rapidly at temperatures above 5°C (40°F). Immediately
   following harvest, asparagus spears should be cooled,
   preferably by hydro-cooling to a temperature of between
   O°C and 2°C (32-36°F). The danger of storing asparagus at
   higher temperatures is that growth, loss of tenderness and 
   flavor will take place prior to deterioration. High levels of
   humidity are essential to prevent desiccation at the butt ends 
   and to limit the development of woodiness. Accurate grading
   of asparagus spears is essential for export markets.
   Asparagus can be held in storage for between two and six
   weeks depending on the quality.

   RECOMMENDED POST HARVEST TEMPS
​   O°C (32°F) 95% humidity
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   Packaging Method:
   The test of good quality asparagus apart from flavor is the ‘snap’ test. Asparagus should be graded and 
   packed in small quantities into PEAKfresh bags ready for retail sale or in larger packs for commercial hotel
   use. Export quality asparagus should be packed in standard export cartons and stored vertically so as to
   maintain the straightness of spears. We do not recommend that asparagus be packed horizontally in large
   quantities. Maintaining a chill chain from harvest to consumer is essential in order to maintain high quality.
 
   Storage Temperatures:
   O°C (32°F) 95% humidity

   Important Please Read:
   All recommendations for the use of PEAKfresh products are given in good faith and based on proven field 

   experience.  Packaging method storage temperatures and humidity levels, transit and destination conditions
   are factors likely to affect the performance of PEAKfresh products and no liability for indirect or
   consequential damage can be accepted. We recommend that PEAKfresh products be trialed under local
   conditions before introduction to large scale commercial applications.