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Not Just a Treat March 03 2017, 0 Comments

Small white coffee cup filled with raspberries

 

Do you wake up on some mornings thinking about what to eat for breakfast? You need something healthy or maybe you are someone who regularly loves fresh fruit or vegetables in the morning. Some daily issues we are faced with is cost and shelf life of our fresh produce. Some produce stays fresh longer than a cup of raspberries, and some of us that enjoy these with cereal or pancakes frequently, find that it can’t stay fresh a long time. Buying in bulk is not a good option in some cases.

 

Maybe you heard of ozone treatment or use currently an ozone generator to wash your produce with. It is not only extending shelf life up to three weeks on some produce depending on conditions and storage, but it removes bacteria, viruses, E. coli, and your fruits and vegetables taste fresh. “Research and commercial applications have indicated that ozone can replace chlorine with more benefits. In 1997, ozone was self-affirmed as Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) as a disinfectant for foods by an independent panel of experts sponsored by EPRI. This self-affirmation was timely for the produce industry in light of the President’s Fruit and Vegetable Safety Initiative. The produce industry is successfully using ozone all over the world.” (Ozone Safe Food Technologies, Inc.)  In 2000, FDA and USDA approval was granted.

 

To treat your produce with ozone, fill your sink with water and place the Aqua-6 diffuser stone 2 to 4 inches deep in sink. Place the fruit and/or vegetables to be treated in the water and operate the Aqua-6 for 15 minutes by selecting Function #4 (Average sized sinks should be half-full). Follow the same procedure above to wash your raw food and meat. For utensils, rinse off food debris and treat in clean water with ozone for 15 minutes. Our Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator is our best seller and practical to use for many other applications like ozonating drinking water, dental hygiene, odor removal, and making natural liquid oil. It can be used with fish tank, spas, hot tubs, and wading pools up to 500 gallons.

 Aqua-6 Multi Purpose Ozone Generator

References:

Ozone for Produce Processing. Increased Shelf Life – Organic Certified

http://www.ozonesafefood.com/fruits--vegetables.html


Turning Tap Water into Fresh and Healthy Spring Water! June 17 2016, 0 Comments

Ozonated Spring Water

Not many of us enjoy the taste and smell of tap water, so we spend a lot of money on bottled water each year.  Since I started working for this company, I am drinking ozonized water from our Aqua Touch 500 MG/H Touch Screen Water Faucet Ozone Generator which is designed to plumb into your kitchen nozzle or sink to instantly mix ozone into your tap water.  At 500 mg ozone per hour, it effectively removes bacteria, excess minerals including iron, manganese, and lead, as well as radon and sulfur gases.  The first time you fill up your glass of water you will be smelling ozone, but it will dissipate within a couple of minutes.  Even if you fill up a sports bottle or mug, you won’t smell ozone anymore when drinking it after a while.  Ozone usually adds more oxygen into our body. I feel more energized, but when I drink bottled spring water I feel a slight difference.

Ozonated Lemon Juice

Ozonizing Fruit Juice

Our Aqua 6 product can be used to ozonate water and fruit juice as well which puts out 600 mg of ozone per hour.  We spoke with a customer who ozonated lemon juice and he noticed some smoke coming out of the glass.  We tried this experiment on our own and noticed no smoke.  We filled up one glass of lemon juice and another one with half a lemon along with the skin.  You need to make sure that the diffuser stone is not placed more than 4 inches deep, and a 6-10 oz. glass of water needs only 2 minutes to be ozonized.  After usage, you should rinse the diffuser stone with warm water and wipe it off with a dry cloth (Only if you ozonated fruit juice). The diffuser stones will get spots on them within a couple of months and you will need to replace them.  Usually, they need to be replaced every 6 months to one year depending on usage.  You can drink your water or juice immediately after it is ozonated when using both of these products.  Keep in mind that no plastic container of any kind can be used to ozonate the water and juice with the Aqua 6.  Only glass containers are acceptable. For the Aqua Touch, you may use plastic containers.  For more information on these products, you may access our online catalog or you can give us a call at (502)499-4977.