What Is Ethylene Gas, and How Does It Affect Produce?

[fa icon="calendar"] May 20, 2016 12:00:00 PM / by Franke Americas

Ethylene is a colorless gas and natural plant hormone. It is produced by certain fruits and vegetables and can stimulate them in both the ripening and spoiling processes. That's why ethylene, although often used in agriculture to speed ripening, can have negative effects when storing food in a walk-in refrigerator.

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