PEAKfresh® USA
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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. 


   Okra has a very high respiration rate at warm temperatures and 
   deteriorates rapidly. It can be stored for around 10 days with 
   careful attention to handling, temperature and relative humidity
   levels. Okra bruises easily resulting in blackening around the
   bruised area. It is also very sensitive to ethylene damage and is
   also sensitive to chilling injury at temperatures below 7ºC (45ºF).
   Okra should not be top iced or sprayed with water.

   Recommended Post Harvest Temperatures
   7ºC to 10ºC (45º -50º F) and 90% to 95% relative humidity.
   Packaging Method:
   To protect the vegetable from damage caused by ethylene, we recommend that PEAKfresh carton liners be used to
   package okra so long as there is reasonable certainty that temperature control can be maintained. The PEAKfresh
   carton liners should be folded closed at the top to enclose the produce. Where there is a risk of poor temperature
   control, we recommend that okra be packaged using separate sheets of PEAKfresh film to either individually wrap
   the okra or to use as a sheet underneath and over the top of boxed okra Pay careful attention to temperature settings
   to avoid chilling injury and surface decay.
   Storage Temperatures:
   7º to 10ºC (45º – 50ºF) 90% to 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.