The Importance of Banana Quality Control & Testing
Would you believe us if we told you that a banana is actually a berry? Bananas are good for digestion and weight loss, and can even help to overcome depression, thanks to their high levels of a chemical called Tryptophan, which is converted by the body into serotonin.
In terms of banana ripeness, bananas tend to split the crowd, with some people preferring to eat the fruit at the earliest stages of ripeness, even while the skin remains green, and others loving their bananas overripe, even with sweet black spots.
For growers and pickers, warehouses, marketing companies, wholesalers, online marketplaces, retailers, and consumers, there is a real need to standardize banana quality control and testing, and to accurately match quality to buyer demand for less waste and better profitability across the supply chain.
Common Banana Defects
The following defects are the ones that are most likely to affect banana quality across the supply chain:
Common Attributes for Banana Quality Evaluation
The following internal and external banana attributes are commonly used for quality evaluation:
For the full list of attributes that the Clarifruit platform currently evaluates and recommended quality standards for each, download our free app now.
The Clarifruit platform also integrates with 3rd-party technology to evaluate external tomato attributes. Learn more here.