Extending the fresh-cut fruits’ shelf life by means of the combination of active packaging and minimal processing treatments
Peeled and cut fruit has a too short shelf life which makes immediate consumption mandatory once the fruit is peeled. However there are different processes that allow extending this life for several days, depending on the type of fruit concerned.
Some of these general solutions currently in use are; Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP), dipping the fruit in an active solution, and edible coatings. Nevertheless, none of these techniques provides a definitive solution to cut fruit, providing only slight increases in its shelf life.