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Electronic Irradiation FAQs

There’s nothing quite like the taste of a fresh, tree-ripened tropical fruit!

For many people, though, the only way to enjoy tropical fruit is when they are on vacation or if they are lucky enough to live where it is grown. Today, electronic irradiation is revolutionizing the produce section in stores across the country by increasing the availability and improving the quality of tree-ripened tropical fruits. Electronic irradiation is your way of knowing that the tropical fruit you have selected has been specially processed for optimal quality.

  1. What is Electronic Irradiation?
    Electronic irradiation technology is a revolutionary process that uses electricity to generate a beam of energy. When scanned across a food product, the beam of energy helps to eliminate the treat of damaging plant pests like the fruit fly.
  2. What can I expect from Electronic Irradiation processed fruits?
    Thanks to electronic irradiation tropical fruits can now be picked at a heightened level of ripeness for improved flavor and sweetness. Electronic irradiation processed fruit taste as fresh and sweet as they do picked off the tree.
  3. Why is it necessary to treat fruit from the tropics?
    Tropical fruit needs to be specially treated or quarantined to protect US Agriculture from damaging environmental pests such as the fruit fly. Electronic irradiation replaces older technologies such as chemical fumigation or heat treatment. These traditional methods can negatively affect product appearance, flavor or shelf-life.
  4. Is the Electronic Irradiation process safe?
    Absolutely, Major health organizations such as the American Medical Association, the Food and Drug Administration and the World Health Organization have all endorsed, approved or supported the safety and benefits of the process.
  5. Does the process change food taste or nutrition?
    No. fruit treated within USDA guidelines undergoes no change in nutrition, taste or vitamin content.
  6. Is the fruit heated?
    No. The treatment process takes place in a few seconds at ambient or refrigerated temperatures and the fruit is never heated or cooked.
  7. Why is the word ‘irradiated’ used on the packaging?
    The FDA mandates that all foods treated with ionizing energy be labeled as having been irradiated.
  8. Does treated product become radioactive?
    No. Our electronic irradiation process uses only electricity as its energy source. No radioactive materials are ever used, produced or deposited with this process. The process is chemical-free and does not leave any residues.
  9. How should I handle Electronically Irradiated treated fruits and vegetables?
    Although electronic irradiation treated fruits may stay fresh longer, they should be handled and stored like any other perishable food.
  10. Has this process been carefully researched and approved?
    Yes. Backed by almost 50 years of research and hundreds of studies, the process used in electronic irradiation has been researched more thoroughly than canning, freezing, or microwaving. Only after careful and thorough review did the USDA and FDA approve the electronic irradiation process for the control of environmental pests. Furthermore, our electronic irradiation facility is inspected and certified by the USDA.

The safety and benefits of our electronic irradiation process are endorsed, supported or approved by major public health organizations, including:

  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Food & Drug Administration
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • American Medical Association
  • American Dietetic Association
  • World Health Organization

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Shipping

Our bananas are shipped via FedEx 2 day Express Service, and is included in the price of your fruit.

Fresh banana orders are 2lbs, 12ozs, equivalent to 10-12 bananas, depending on weight/size of bananas.

Dried banana bags are 10oz and include shipping. Dried banana orders will usually ship the next business day after orders are placed, except for weekends/holidays, UNLESS dried banana orders are placed with fresh banana orders. Then dried bananas will be combined with order and shipped together

WE SHIP FRESH BANANA ORDERS AND FRESH BANANA/DRIED BANANA COMBOS THE FIRST TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH.

SHIP DATES FOR 2017:
January 3
February 7
March 7
April 4
May 2

June 6*** May need to ship a week earlier this month due to produce show. Stay tuned!!

July (WILL SHIP JUNE 27TH DUE TO JULY 4TH HOLIDAY)
August 1
September 5
October 3
November 7
December 5

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