Fresh-Cut Fruits Market And Introduction
Jun 13 2022 By admin
Fresh-cut fruit has the characteristics of freshness, nutrition, hygiene, convenience, and 100% edible rate, so it can be used as a tourist leisure food and dessert. It is loved by consumers in developed countries such as Europe, America and Japan. At present, fresh-cut fruit has become one of the important directions in the field of fruit postharvest research. With the upgrading of consumption and the acceleration of the pace of life, fresh-cut fruit products have gradually formed an industrialized development model with broad prospects for development.
Today, I will take you to understand the meaning, characteristics, shelf life and other knowledge of fresh-cut fruit in detail, and I hope to help you.
1. What Are Fresh-Cut Fruits?
Fresh cut fruit is also called lightly processed fruit. Usually, fresh fruits are graded, cleaned, sorted, peeled (pitted), cut, soaked, packaged, etc., to keep the fruits fresh. After purchasing fresh-cut fruits, they can be eaten directly without further processing.
2. Is Precut Fruit Healthy?
Yes, precut fruit is healthy. Fresh cut fruit that is consumed in a short time is healthy. Fruits are rich in vitamins, and fresh-cut fruits do lead to the loss of some vitamins such as VC and polyphenols. However, the loss of a small amount of vitamins will not affect the quality of fresh-cut fruits.
A study published by researchers at the University of California, Davis, showed that fresh-cut packaging had little effect on the vitamin C and other antioxidant content of fruit. In the experiment, fruits such as pineapple, cardamom, cantaloupe, watermelon, strawberry and kiwi were used as test materials. Half of each fruit was used for fresh cutting, and the other half was used as a control. All treated fruits were refrigerated for 9 days under specified conditions, and then their nutrient content was determined. The results showed that there was only a small loss of nutrients in fresh-cut fruit. In addition, according to a study in "Agricultural and Food Chemistry", the antioxidant content of some fruits, such as Fengshangguo and watermelon, has increased due to the exposure of freshly cut fruits.
3.How Long Does Fresh-Cut Fruit Last?
Fresh-cut fruits generally have a shelf life of 7-10 days under optimal low temperature conditions. Fresh-cut fruits are not recommended for long-term storage, and the process from purchase to home has a great impact on fresh-cut fruits. For microorganisms, both temperature and time are important factors for its reproduction. The closer the temperature is to 36°C and the longer the time, the faster the microorganisms reproduce.
In the hot season like summer, it is best to eat it as soon as possible after purchasing. If you don't want to eat it for a while, it's best to store it in the refrigerator for no more than 4 hours.
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