At the core of Fitomag’s storage technologies is an inhibitor that stunts ethylene biosynthesis.
The essence of the Fitomag technology is the inhibition of the synthesis of ethylene -the ripening hormone. Ethylene molecules on the fruit receptors are replaced by the molecule of active ingredient - 1-methylcyclopropene. Thus, during the substitution, fruits ripening is blocked and the degree of maturity of the fruit is recorded. Impact on the fruit occurs at a biological level. Fruits are processed by low concentrated gaseous substance. Under certain conditions, the shelf life of processed fruits and vegetables increases without any loss of quality.
Fitomag significantly increases the shelf life of fruits and vegetables and reduces losses during storage and transport. The product does this by depressing respiration and enzymatic activity, restraining the breakdown of chlorophyll and slowing metabolic processes.
Fitomag is most effective on apples, pears, plums, cherries, apricots, peaches, bananas, kiwi, persimmons, tomatoes, cucumbers, watermelons and melons.
After storage, produce treated with Fitomag meets the SanPin 126.96.36.1998-01 "Hygienic requirements for food safety and nutritional value" and SanPin 188.8.131.523-03 "Hygienic requirements for the use of food additives" requirements *.
A mixing device is used to prepare necessary concentration of the drug. The device helps to dissolve a certain dose of Fitomag in water, after which the device is placed in a sealed chamber for a day. A day later, the equipment is disconnected from the power supply and the camera itself is ventilated.
Fruits receive the necessary protection after a single treatment with Fitomag . After processing, the fruits can be transported, moved to other chambers, loaded into refrigerated trucks, sorted, if necessary.
Determination of the dosage of the drug is the company's know-how. The system of dosages was developed on the basis of long-term practical studies. The dose is calculated based on a variety of factors: grade, degree of fruits ripening, temperature, and humidity. The dosage will be different for each particular batch.
It’s known that the accumulation of endogenous ethylene is the main cause of diseases in fruits and vegetables, decreasing their quality.
Treating fruits with Fitomag, which consists of a gaseous inhibitor as the active ingredients - ethylene biosynthesis and 1-Methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) allows the produce to cope with the increased level of endogenous ethylene.
Fitomag (1-methylcyclopropene or 1-MCP) compares favorably with other drugs and methods. It is necessary both for most agricultural enterprises and for companies engaged in the transportation and storage of fruits, vegetables, berries, and flowers.
The benefits of using the drug Fitomag to create optimal storage conditions for vegetables and fruits
Fitomag does not improve low-quality fruits. Such fruits can be used only for short-
term storage or immediate sale.