Tested materials: PrimePro®, regular plastic
Tested produce: Celery
60 bunches of celery were harvested and divided into a PrimePro® group and a control group. Each group consisted of 5 boxes with each box containing 6 bunches of celery. Both the PrimePro® and the control samples were stored for 3 days in a cooler at approximately 3 ° C, and then moved to a cooler for 15 days storage at 14 ° C.
We observed a considerable difference between the two sample groups. Celery covered with PrimePro® plastic maintained its appearance, and showed less water loss in comparison with ones wrapped in regular polyethylene. Oxidization of the celery ribs was much lower in the PrimePro® samples as compared to the control samples.