Nanocoating for Fruits is a liquid coating formulation that delays the ripening and extends the shelf life of fruits such as mango, papaya, pineapple, and banana. Nanocoat is a green technology that is a byproduct of agricultural wastes. It is an easy-to-apply formulation that can be brushed on harvested fruits or can be used as a dipping solution.

Unlike the usual wax-based coating, the Nanocoat can be rinsed off with just water and does not affect the freshness and taste of the harvested fruits. It can also minimize moisture loss, shriveling, and abrasion during transport hence cutting back post-harvest losses for fruit farmers and exporters.

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