Method for storing bananas during ripening

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8029838
APP PUB NO 20080008793A1
SERIAL NO

11758793

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A method for storing respiring produce, particularly bananas, during ripening is disclosed. The method allows bananas to remain in the ripened condition for an extended period of time while, at the same time, having improved sweetness and taste characteristics. In this method, during ripening, the produce is maintained in a gas medium which comprises oxygen and carbon dioxide and has the following characteristics:PR=ratio of oxygen to carbon dioxide=(20.94−B)/C=from about 1.8 to about 3.8; wherein B is the percentage (by weight) of oxygen in the gas medium and C is the percentage (by weight) of carbon dioxide is the gas medium, and the percentage (by weight) of oxygen (in the gas medium) is from about 1.0 to about 6.0, and the percentage (by weight) of carbon dioxide in the gas medium is from about 3.0 to about 10.0.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CHIQUITA BRANDS, LLCCINCINNATI, OH20
GOLDSTEIN, STEVEN J.CINCINNATI, OH3

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Fernandez, Raul U Weston, US 3 44
Forsyth, Kevin Pembroke Pines, US 5 24
Marquez, Gonzalo Miami, US 4 24

Cited Art Landscape

Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
APIO INC. (1)
* 2002/0127,305 Packaging of respiring biological materials 10 2001
 
SAFT AMERICA, INC. (1)
5618318 Method for forming a folded electrode configuration for galvanic cells 16 1996
 
CHIQUITA BRANDS, LLC (1)
5556658 Method for packaging, storing and ventilating produce 12 1994
 
LANDEC CORPORATION (1)
6013293 Packing respiring biological materials with atmosphere control member 42 1997
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Patent Info (Count) # Cites Year
 
CHIQUITA BRANDS, LLC (1)
9237757 Banana ripening 0 2013
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