Cold Storage Humidifier
Many people assume that the fruit and vegetables on grocery store shelves are ready to go from the moment they are picked. What they don’t realize is the importance of ripening rooms to help prepare the food for consumption. But these rooms and their requirements are often overlooked.
By taking advantage of cold storage humidifiers and temperature control systems, ripening rooms can create the perfect conditions for fruits and vegetables to fully mature before being shipped off to your local grocer. These rooms work by forcing conditioned air throughout the room to stimulate the ripening process, often by introducing ethylene. Ethylene is sometimes referred to as the “fruit-ripening hormone” because this naturally occurring hormone controls when fruits will fully ripen. Introducing more of it to the fruit can significantly speed up the process, but it’s also important to maintain a balance to ensure the produce doesn’t ripen too quickly.
There are several requirements to make an effective ripening room. One of these is that you want them to be as airtight as possible to prevent the ethylene from escaping. Ideally, you should insulate the space to enable strict climate controls, including both heating and cooling units for temperature and a cold storage humidifier to manage the humidity. Ripening rooms also require space amongst the shelves to allow the air to circulate and ripen the produce evenly.
At UltraPure systems, we can help your produce company create the ideal ripening space for all your needs. Our cold storage humidifiers are the perfect solution for controlling the humidity throughout the entire storage area. When combined with our UltraPure reverse osmosis deionization cabinets to purify the water before being released, you can create the system the works best for your needs. Visit our shop today to see what makes UltraPure Systems the ideal partner for moisture control in your ripening room.