Providing the market with new, nutritious, and quality foods grown from the ground is a multi-stage measure in which post-collect administration assumes a critical job. The excursion between the gathering and the time the items arrive at their clients’ plates is viewed as an exceptionally fragile creation stage. Each training that is finished during post-reap the executives can have a significant effect, especially pre-cooling.
Pre-cooling (likewise called “preliminary cooling”) is an imperative post-gather the board practice needed before capacity. Since there is a significant contrast between the temperature of gathered yields and cooling stockpiling, pre-cooling’s fundamental motivation is to eliminate the warmth from the results after they are collected. That way, pre-cooling diminishes organic product breath rate and broadens crop stockpiling life. Alongside that, pre-cooling likewise hinders the development of different microorganisms, hence decreasing the chance of post-gather illnesses.
By and large, it’s prescribed to rehearse pre-cooling as quickly as time permits after the reap. In any case, a few ranchers practice pre-cooling after the items are stuffed.
Besides, there are a few yields that can be effectively put away without pre-cooling. These incorporate cabbage, cauliflower, green banana, guava, mango, papaya, pomegranate, and radish.
Then again, pre-cooling is an essential homestead practice for different berries, natural stone products, peppers, cucumbers, tomatoes, melons, grapes, tangerines, okra, spinach, peas, and beans. Albeit certain yields can be put away without pre-cooling, ranchers were pointing towards the best outcomes, practicing pre-cooling as a fundamental piece of their post-collect administration.
The Choice of Pre-cooling Method
A pre-cooling strategy’s decision will rely upon each yield type’s necessities, just as on rancher’s economic prospects, required work, accessible gear, and materials.
A rancher can pick between one of the accompanying pre-cooling techniques:
? Room cooling; a straightforward pre-cooling practice that incorporates setting the yields in a refrigerated room or holder. Although the training generally has low energy prerequisites, it’s moderate and in this manner suggested for crops that rot gradually.
? Forced air cooling; eliminates field heat by utilizing fans who flow cool air all through the capacity chamber rapidly. This strategy is viable for pre-cooling of effectively stuffed berries and natural stone products.
? Hydro-cooling; perhaps the most well-known and compelling pre-cooling strategies. The technique incorporates splashing or submerging the yields into cold water. One more favorable position of hydro-cooling is that it likewise cleans the harvest. Notwithstanding, different microorganisms can be spread by water. In this way, hydro-cooling requires sufficient water quality and sterilization of the board. For this reason, a few ranchers use synthetics to prevent the event of bacterial or parasitic sicknesses.
? Vacuum cooling; a strategy in which air is drawn out of the chamber. That way, pressure permits the vanishing of yield dampness. Since a high measure of warmth is needed for water vanishing, this strategy is the quickest pre-cooling method. This strategy is profoundly successful for verdant vegetables. Notwithstanding vacuum cooling, ranchers can likewise add water showering to accelerate the way toward decreasing warm energy in the harvests.
? Ice cooling; a strategy that incorporates applying squashed or granulated ice into a capacity holder or a case. As the ice liquefies, the cool water lessens the warmth of the harvests. The strategy is primarily utilized during harvest transport.
When the harvests are collected, ranchers have a significant duty to put forth a valiant effort to ensure the last yield and preserve crop quality. Pre-cooling is a straightforward, however compelling practice that diminishes natural product breath rate, and consequently, it’s without a doubt worth an attempt.