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Study Reveals How UVC Lights Boosts Nutrition In Sweet Cherries

From Beijing, Mohammad Ali reports at Chinese researchers have found how ultraviolet C (UVC) light treatment can boost the nutritional value of sweet cherries. UVC radiation, present in sunlight, has a shorter wavelength than ultraviolet A or B light. The radiation is completely absorbed by the ozone layer and Earth’s atmosphere. Artificial UVC light has been used for years to control postharvest diseases as it can effectively sanitize surfaces. UVC treatment can also delay the ripening process and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. In a new study, researchers from Zhengzhou Fruit Research Institute under the Chinese academy of Agriculture Sciences treated sweet cherries with…
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