Refrigerated containers and cold rooms are specifically designed to allow the storage and transport of perishable foodstuffs. It can be meat and poultry, fish, dairy products, but also fruits and vegetables. In addition to foodstuffs, they can also be pharmaceutical products that require strict temperature control of their environment.
Thanks to cold rooms, food is kept in optimal condition, and can then be consumed despite transport. Many professionals in the food industry use it to meet their needs, maintain the cold chain, and thus satisfy their consumers. In the food industry, butchers, caterers, and restaurateurs but also in supermarkets, cold rooms, and refrigerated containers are widely used.
Fruits and vegetables, among other things, require temperature control in their storage place so as not to spoil and rot too quickly.
Even if they are stored while they are still fresh, they are not necessarily consumed right away, hence the advantage of storage in a cold room. For fruits and vegetables, we will opt for a positive cold room. Thus, fruits and vegetables will retain not only their taste but also their nutritional qualities.
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Composition of cold storage:
In a positive temperature cold storage, there are two essential elements for proper operation. First, there is the refrigeration unit, which allows the production of cold. But there are also the insulation panels, which will help to block the outside temperature but also prevent the inside temperature from escaping.
The chiller consists of a compressor, an expansion valve, as well as an evaporator, and a dehydrator. The panels are made of polyurethane foam, and their thickness will allow optimal insulation.
To choose the right cold room or refrigerated container for you, you have to take into account different criteria. First, you need to think about how much volume you are going to need, how powerful the model is, and finally how much you want to budget for it. Note that any cold room can be adapted to your request, with for example hooks or pallets, additional lighting, etc.
To find the model and modifications that meet your expectations, do not hesitate to seek advice from our team of professionals. They will be able to assist you as best as possible before the purchase.
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The temperature in a cold fruit and vegetable storage:
Most of these perishables can be stored in cold storage with a temperature set between 0 and 10 degrees Celsius maximum. However, some vegetables like peppers and eggplants will need a temperature above 10 degrees to prevent them from ripening and rotting faster than expected. Some fruits need a temperature above 12 degrees Celsius in order not to be damaged. It all depends on the nature of your cargo.
That’s not all! It is also necessary at the time of storage to take into account that certain fruits and vegetables can alter the taste of others. This is the case with crucifers, but also leeks. It is, therefore, necessary to store them separately.
Likewise, some will accelerate the ripening of other fruits and vegetables. This is the case with apples among others, which is why it is always advisable to place an apple in a basket of fruit that is not yet ripe enough.
Storing and transporting fruit and vegetables requires organization and know-how, but everything is done more easily when you are equipped with quality equipment.
This is why Natural Storage Solutions Pvt.Ltd. only offers high-quality cold storage and refrigerated containers that strictly meet standards and regulations, built by teams of passionate professionals and experts in the field. Call us to know about the CA cold storage project cost.