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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   BANANAS

   Suggested use PEAKfresh to package bananas a stem of formed   
   bananas is usually wrapped in a blue diathene plastic bag. Diathene
   bags aid the ripening process and protect the fruit on the palm. The
   tips of the bananas where the flowers have wilted are treated with the
   chemical thiabendazole to prevent fungal infection to the formed
   banana. In advanced plantations, thiabendazole is applied by aerial
   spraying whereas in third world countries it is brushed on by hand.
   Bananas at harvest give off a measurable quantity of ethylene gas
   which needs to be controlled to accommodate transportation and
   timing as part of the marketing of bananas.The general harvesting
   procedure is to cut the stem of bananas from the palm which is usually
   still wrapped in diathene plastic. Once the plastic outer wrap has been
   removed bananas are normally broken down into hands to allow the
   excretion of latex. It has been the practice in the past to force pack
   hands of bananas into boxes with a degree of damage. Current
   practice is to break the hand of bananas down into clusters of three or  
   five bananas which are much easier to pack in terms of volume   
   obtained in the box. Removal of excess latex is the key to preventing
   brown spots or damage on the skin.
 
​   Most banana packing boxes use a polyethylene liner to maintain adequate humidity levels. It is the practice overseas

   to also use a pad attached to the crown of the hand of bananas after the latex has been excreted.
 
   Green bananas should be stored at constant temperature range of 13ºC up to 15ºC. To ripen green bananas they
   should be stored at a temperature range of l4ºC up to 15ºC and 95% humidity.
 
   Overseas 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.
 
   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.