The sun emits light in all parts of the spectrum, both visible & invisible to the human eye.
During growth, plants require light energy from different parts of this spectrum to grow successfully.
Once grown & harvested, however, most parts of the spectrum are damaging to organic matter, causing it to decay at the molecular level, decreasing potency, appearance & taste. This is true of all plant matter and our jars can be used to store all lherbs in a way where the end experience is just as enjoyable as it should be.
UV glass works by filtering all light except that in the violet spectrum, which has been proven to be beneficial in the preservation of organic matter. It also allows a certain part to be permeable for radiation in the spectral range of UV-A, and infra-red light. This unique combination offers optimal protection against the ageing processes that are released by visible light, thus lengthening durability and potency of products.
Clear glass allows all visible light to penetrate, causing rapid degradation in quality of product within. Dark coloured glass or opaque containers, such as metal, earthenware or porcelain allow no transmission of light, causing a similar, but slower loss of potency, colour & taste.
Biophotonics is the scientific study of the interaction between biology & photons, the basic units of light.
Please see the information below on the many scientific studies that show the unique qualities of biophotonic glass.
Storage test with chives
Sprayed-, white-, green- and brown glass are permeable in the visible light spectrum and donít offer enough protection against decomposition caused by light. As an experiment, several herbs and spices were stored for 3 months in several types of glass (white, brown, violet), and were either exposed to the sun for several hours a day or kept inside.
After 2 months, the visible quality change was recorded with photographs, and the difference in smell determined in a blind test with volunteers. The illustration shows clearly that the chive samples that were exposed to the sun have bleached in brown and white glass. As photographed in this illustration, the sample stored in MIRON violet glass shows no color change. The smell of the chives stored in MIRON violet glass was also clearly stronger and fresher.