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Fruits stored in a cold chamber exhibit longer storage life because

Fruits stored in a cold chamber exhibit longer storage life because(2013)

a) exposure to sunlight is prevented

b) concentration dioxide in the is increased of carbon environment

c) rate of respiration is decreased

d) there is an increase in humidity

Answer: C

Fruits respire. They give out ethylene which helps in ripening. When fruits are kept in cold storage the rate of ethylene production can be controlled and shelf life of fruits can be increased.

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