so do a lot of other fruits- bananas, mangoes, melons, kiwis, the peach/plum/apricot group, etc
Ethylene is a gas that's also a plant hormone- it tells plant cells that it's time to die.
When ethylene touches them, they just straight-up die and start to rot ASAP.
-meat was often just-barely cool 🙄
-ethylene-sensitive vegetables were usually TRASHED and unusable.
It will destroy your produce. Even putting them in the same truck can do that, depending on the situation.
EVERYONE IN THE PRODUCE INDUSTRY KNOWS THIS
The startups *are* doing it. And I just. How you supposed to trust a "food co" that doesn't even know you can't put melons & lettuce in the same box? These dudes are gonna solve food waste?