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    The best light for
    Fruits and vegetables

    Making fresh produce healthier, look better, taste better and last longer

    man picking fresh vegetables at store

    The fresh food department is where shopper loyalty is forged, and therefore often the main motivator for a trip to the store.


    Fruits and vegetables present specific challenges where loss and waste are concerned. Because they are living tissues, fresh fruits and vegetables are subject to continuous change and deterioration. We’ve carried out comprehensive experiments on fresh fruits and vegetables to find out what light is best for both presentation and preserving quality.

    The importance of vitamin C in a healthy diet

    Lighting has a particularly important role in the production of vitamin C in fruit & vegetables. Vitamin C is essential for the proper functioning of the human body.  However, the human body is not able to make (or store) vitamin C It is therefore important to include plenty of vitamin C-containing foods in a daily diet.


    Fruit & vegetables are considered the most important source of vitamin C for humans. Consequently, it would be a health benefit if the vitamin C levels of the fresh fruit & vegetables available in supermarkets today could be as high as possible.

    This is where lighting can play a key role.

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    Experimentally proven


    With LED light, growers can:

    • Influence the coloration and taste of leafy green vegetables
    • Increase vitamin C in tomatoes, arugula, lettuce and basil
    • Reduce nitrate levels in lettuce, spinach, and arugula

    With LED light, retailers can:

    • Enhance the presentation of fruits and vegetables
    • Extend shelf life, reducing waste and increasing revenue
    • Maintain the quality and safety of potatoes
    • Sustain the vitamin C level in broccoli
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    the fresh food LED recipe for fruit & vegetables

    Usual lighting Fruits&Vegetables recipe

    Optimizing the presentation of fresh produce

    We’ve commissioned studies, collected research, and worked extensively with retailers to develop recommendations on how you can light fresh food the best way possible. With the right lighting, you can display fresh produce to highlight the colors that shoppers prefer. Maximize the quality and healthiness of herbs, lettuce and broccoli and extend the shelf-life of potatoes.


    Maximize the quality and healthiness of herbs, lettuce and broccoli and extend the shelf-life of potatoes and download the white paper with the research on how light improves the healthiness of fruit & vegetables.

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    Your recipe
    for growth


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