Say No to Calcium Carbide

Calcium Carbide (CaC2) is a chemical widely used for artificially ripening of fruits. It ruins the quality of the fruit and is hazardous to humans. It contains arsenic and phosphorus, both of which can be fatal for humans. It is also a known carcinogen.

Though Calcium Carbide is banned in many countries, including India, many are trying to use it across the country to ripen fruits such as mangoes, watermelons, bananas etc. One of the main reasons to practice this process is to cut short the time taken to ripen fruits naturally, which usually takes longer without the involvement of chemicals.

At MangoTastic, your health is of utmost importance to us. We condemn the use of Calcium Carbide and strictly use natural and safe ripening methods to ripen our mangoes.