AKORN NATURAL™ COATINGS FOR STONE FRUIT
Akorn Natural™ coatings are the first true innovation in coatings for stone fruit in decades. They are developed specifically for packers who want to extend cold storage up to four weeks while maintaining quality, firmness and low incidence of internal breakdowns (wooliness). Stone fruit arrives at market fresher, tastier and better looking.
Akorn Natural™ coatings are made with 100% natural food ingredients. They do not contain any corrosive chemicals or petroleum products. The highly innovative formulations include three active ingredients:
- a plant-derived wax to minimize moisture loss
- a vegetable protein to reduce ripening speed and maintain firmness
- a vegetable oil to delay color development
Akorn Natural™ coatings are water-based and can be applied even on partially wet fruit. They can be applied either by spraying as a drop-in replacement for existing waxes or dipping. They dry rapidly through heated or non-heated tunnels. They leave no sticky residues and can be easily cleaned up with water.
Stone fruit coated with Akorn Natural™ coatings exhibits 60% lower weight loss, 85% reduction in internal breakdown, and 20% higher firmness compared to untreated fruit after 28 days under cold storage conditions (2°C) based on commercial results and independent university studies.
Akorn Natural ™ coatings for stone fruit help you grow your business
- Realize Supply Chain Savings
- Improve Post-Harvest Recovery
- Expand Your Market