Banana Chilling Injury

yellow ripe latundan banana

You have a bunch of ripe bananas for fiesta. But the fiesta is two weeks too far. You want to extend its shelf life and thinking to store it in refrigerator. Wrong choice buddy! All your bananas will be gone to waste due to chilling injury. Brown spots soft lessions on bananas.

Chilling injury is the permanent or irreversible physiological damage to bananas , which results from exposure to low temperature. It is physiological disorder that occurs to most fruits of tropical origin. Banana chilling injury may occur below 12 degree centigrade. Even a few hours of chilling temperature can be sufficient to induce permanent damage. It can occur to ripe and unripe fruits. It can cause lower market quality and a total loss.

yellow ripe latundan banana


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