A research team from a Danish university has found that fruit and vegetables last longer when misted. The team studied the effect of misting on strawberries, grapes, peaches and nectarines and vegetables, including cauliflower, asparagus and endive. The results showed that the products kept fresh for up to three days longer when misted. The effect is believed to be caused by the misting reducing the temperature of the environment by several degrees.
It is hoped that this finding will lead to a reduction in food wastage of between 25 and 30 percent. Besides misting in sales outlets, the technique could be used during transport and storage for further savings.