Marine products are easily spoiled due to containing large amounts of water and free amino acids. In other marine animals such as shrimps, bacterial activity is further increased owing to a high proportion of carbohydrates and low amount of nitrogen.
Unlike other kinds of meat, the onset of decay in marine products happen as soon as they are caught and enzyme reactions cause important changes in the animal’s cellular structure. By taking these factors into consideration, it is easily understandable that packaging and transportation of marine products are of utmost importance in keeping their quality and freshness.
Manax packages require no gas injection (MAP) and no specific packaging machinery and act only by stabilizing the package atmosphere, achieving a higher shelf time for marine products such as fish fillet.
In regards to packaging of dried marine products such as shrimps and smaller fish, Manaax acts by preventing the Oxidation of unsaturated fatty acids present in these products, and thus assures the welfare of product and its nutritional value through the end stages of the consumer chain.
Advantages of using Manax in packaging of marine products:
- Delaying bacterial growth in comparison to other packaging types
- Not affecting the smell and taste of the product