Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
NatureSeal, a vitamin- and mineral-based coating that extends shelf life of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables, is available to processors, food service operators, grocers and individual consumers through Westport, Conn.-based Mantrose-Haeuser Co., Inc.
Originally developed through a collaboration between Mantrose-Haeuser and scientists at USDA's Agricultural Research Service, NatureSeal is now available in numerous product-specific varieties.
Mantrose-Haeuser's website notes that the company "not only develop[s] formulations for the produce you process we're there with you every step of the way, helping you to:
- establish quality specifications for incoming whole produce
- ensure your slicing and packaging equipment are optimally configured
- produce the finest quality cut fruit and vegetables possible."
The first NatureSeal formulation, NatureSeal for Apples, was jointly developed and patented with the USDA, creating a new market segment for the fresh-cut industry. Since then, Mantrose-Haeuser has developed an entire family of NatureSeal products that maintain the original flavor, freshness and crispness of a wide array of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables.
NatureSeal is available for the following fruits:
Green and Red Grapes
NatureSeal is available for the following vegetables:
Lettuce (Romaine and Iceberg)
Green Beans (Cut Ends)
NatureSeal is developing formulations for the following produce: