What else needs to be considered in transporting product other than proper temperature management?

A major factor to consider is having a truck with a mixed load of produce that affect each others aromas and flavors. The perfect storm is brewing if the carrier is unaware of the nuances of moving produce.

  • Odors from apples and pears are absorbed by cabbage, carrots, celery, figs, onions and potatoes.
  • Avocado odor is absorbed by pineapples.
  • Celery absorbs odor from onions, apples and carrots.
  • Citrus absorbs odor from strongly scented fruits and vegetables.
  • Ginger odor is absorbed by eggplant.
  • Sulfur dioxide released from pads used with table grapes damage other produce.
  • Green onion odor is absorbed by figs, grapes, mushrooms, rhubarb and corn.
  • Leek odor is absorbed by figs and grapes.
  • Onion odor is absorbed by apples, celery, pear and citrus.
  • Pepper (ex: Green Peppers) odor is absorbed by beans, pineapples and avocados.

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