The cultivation of lettuce can benefit from the advantages offered by the use of ozone in crops. In order to do so, this substance can be used in all phases of the process. From the start, which begins in the garden center itself, until the lettuce moves to the field for its full development to take place. Of course, ozone is also present during the irrigation phases and in all foliar treatments, as well as in the harvest.
Yet, what are the benefits that the use of ozone gives us in the disinfection of vegetables?
There are many points that contribute to making the use of an ozone generator advantageous in numerous ways for a lettuce crop. We will list ten benefits that the application of ozone offers to the cultivation of vegetables. Although there are many more.
1: Because of its simplicity of use
Ozone generators are very simple devices, with which it is not necessary to have special knowledge for their use. Spraying or rinsing the surface of the food is sufficient to obtain a guaranteed disinfection, thanks to the ozonation of the water.
2: For economic reasons
Acquiring an ozone device requires a very small investment, and during its use usually requires a minimum expenditure on electricity, or batteries, in the case of portable ozone generators.
3: For safety
Whether we are preparing food for our family or friends, or whether it is our responsibility to handle and prepare food in an establishment facing the public or even in an industrial processing site, ozone gives us the guarantee that we will get sanitized vegetables in a safety and effectively way.
4: For total efficiency
Ozone offers a great germicidal power. The food is sanitized with an efficiency that reaches the highest levels of disinfection. Not in vain, ozone is considered the greatest disinfectant in the world.
5: For its freshness and conservation
Perishable foods, such as fruits and vegetables, are susceptible to losing freshness due to different factors related to poor storage, since ozone improves its conservation conditions.
6: Because it is polyfunctional
Ozone dissolves in water, purifying it and making it drinkable. This improves its quality, being also suitable for cleaning other foods, but also for other practical uses. There are also dual function ozone generators, which are valid to clean and deodorize both water and air.
7: For the smells and flavors
Ozone improves some of the organoleptic properties of the fruit, such as flavor, texture, smell and color. With this, it returns its original taste and aroma to fruits and vegetables.
8: For being harmless
Ozone dissolves in water, through ozone generators. And it is as effective as it is harmless to human health, without having side effects for food or for human health.
9: To be able to eat the skin of vegetables
The washing of food with ozone acts on the surface of vegetables, allowing us to consume also their skin. It is the perfect way to benefit from its interesting nutritional properties.
10: For achieving healthier stews
The disinfection of vegetables through ozone makes them perfect ingredients for soups, broths and consommés. In this way, they are healthier products in general, free of traces of pesticides, germs, and other pathogens.
Therefore, thanks to the effect of an ozone generator, the substance dissolves both in air and in water. In this manner, it can be used as an effective tool to decontaminate fruits, vegetables and their own packaging. In the case of the cultivation of lettuce, ozone avoids the damages caused by fungi.
In fact, the application of ozone in storage chambers of fruits and vegetables, prevents the development of diseases during the post-harvest process, while controlling the production of ethylene.
Consequently, and as we verify day after day in GreenBiozone, ozone meets all the requirements to properly manage fruit and vegetable treatments. And because ozone is an universal disinfectant that can oxidize both organic matter and inorganic compounds, installing an ozone generator is the perfect way to destroy viruses, bacteria and other pathogens.