CBD Could Be Effective Preservative For Fresh Produce

CBD oil “was effective at maintaining the visual appearance of strawberries”

CBD could be a useful antimicrobial treatment for fresh produce, according to a study by researchers at the University of South Florida’s Food Quality Laboratory, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, published in the journal Postharvest Biology and Technology.

The researchers applied CBD oil to fresh fruit immediately after harvest, followed by storage at 1°C for eight days and 10°C for another 8 days. The strawberries treated with CBD were evaluated for visual quality and microbial load before and during storage and rated based on how they looked.

Results from this study, the researchers said, showed CBD oil “was effective at maintaining the visual appearance of strawberries, above the minimum threshold of a visual rating score of 3, compared to the fruit that was not treated.” The oil inhibited both yeast and mold growth on the fruit and the treated strawberries “had better overall quality compared to non-tread fruit,” the study authors said.

To Read The Rest Of This Article On Ganjapreneur, Click Here

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CHAMPS Smoke Shop Report, or ‘CSS’, online source for the updates and innovations on the smoke shop scene. News and information are geared strictly to accessories retail channels, with distribution limited to retailers that Smoke Shop products and wholesalers.


Stay informed with the most up-to-date industry news to help you grow your business: subscribe to our newsletter below!

To Top