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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CHIQUITA BRANDS INC250 EAST FIFTH STREET CINCINNATI OH 45202

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Fernandez, Raul U Weston, US 3 50
Forsyth, Kevin Pembroke Pines, US 5 29
Marquez, Gonzalo Miami, US 4 29

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