What is ethylene?
Is ethylene gas safe?
Ethylene is a very safe gas. It was previously used for tens of years as an anaesthetic at concentrations of 70-80%. Now it has been replaced by modern anaesthetics, mostly due to the high explosion risk of such high concentrations and not at all for toxicology reasons. Bananas are ripened by ethylene gas and most apple stores contain 50 to 100 times higher ethylene concentrations than used by the Restrain process.
Where does ethylene come from?
Ethylene is a natural gas. It is produced in nature by bacteria and fungi in the soil and by all plants or fruits like apples and tomatoes.
Will there be any residues with ethylene?
Ethylene does not leave any residues on crops, once the storage is completed.