Ethylene is a naturally produced ripening hormone that many fruits and vegetables produce. It is responsible for the changes in texture, softening, color, and aroma as plants ripen.

Ethylene is also called the aging hormone in plants because it will cause plants to die. It is also produced when plants are injured, either mechanically or by disease.

A plant will react to ethylene in different ways, depending on the age of the plant and how sensitive the plant is to ethylene.

Not all fruits and vegetables emit ethylene and some are more sensitive to it than others.

Here are some foods that PRODUCE Ethylene gas:
Blueberries
Apricots
Apples
Cranberries
Cherimoyas
Cantaloupe
Figs
Grapes
Guavas
Honeydew
Mangos
Mangosteen
Papayas
Passionfruit
Pears
Persimmons
Potatoes
Prunes
Tomatoes
& RIPE Bananas.

Quick Tip
[You’ll want to keep foods that produce Ethylene AWAY from foods that are SENSITIVE to Ethylene]

Here are some foods that are SENSITIVE to Ethylene gas.
Asparaues
UNRIPE Bananas
Bell Peppers
Blackberries
Borccoli
Brussel Sprouts
Cabbage
Carrots
Califlower
Chard
Cucumbers
Eggplant
Endive
Garlic
Green Beans
Kale
Leafy Greens
Leeks
Lettuce
Okra
Onions
Parsley
Peas
Raspberries
Spinach
Squash
Strawberries
Sweet Potatoes
Watercress
& Watermelon.

Keeping these foods separated in your walk-in or reach in coolers will lower your food costs and prevent waste.

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