[NAFEX] Electrolized water wash

Mark Angermayer hangermayer at isp.com
Wed Oct 28 13:55:03 EDT 2009


I've tried washing fruit with a chlorine solution.  It imparts an off flavor
to the fruit.

Mark
KS
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Jay Cutts" <>
To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Wednesday, October 28, 2009 10:35 AM
Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Electrolized water wash


> Not sure how that would be different from a mild chlorine solution. It
> must be the chlorine that is doing the disinfecting and the concern with
> chlorine is always that in certain forms it is extremely toxic to people.
>
> Best,
>
> Jay
>
> Jay Cutts
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>
>
> Jim Fruth wrote:
> >     I've been reading about a relatively new method of washing fruit and
> > produce that, according to the USDA, is approved for killing E. coli,
> > Salmonella, Campylobacter and Listeria.  The produce is washed in
> > electrolyzed water that is used in greenhouses and nurseries to prevent
> > diseases and the spread of fungi as well as extending the shelf life of
cut
> > flowers and ornamental plants and for washing hands.
> >     Electrolyzed water is a .1 solution of sodium chloride that has been
> > subjected to a low voltage electric current.  It is claimed to be more
> > effective at killing bacteria on foods than bleach or heat treatments.
In
> > Japan, it is being used to sterilize medical equipment at to treat
wounds.
> >     The low voltage current passes through the solution of salt and tap
> > water separating the sodium chloride into two solutions,  Sodium
hydroxide
> > (NaOH) and Hypochlorus Acid (HOCl).
> >     I plan to start using it to wash my apples prior to being pressed
for
> > cider.
> >     Are any of the rest of you using it?
> >
> > Jim Fruth
> > Brambleberry Farm
> > Pequot Lakes, MN  56472
> > For jams, jellies, syrups and more:
> > www.jellygal.com
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