Spring mongotemplate query datetime format

Hi All, I am using a springboot application to pull data from mongo collection. App uses spring mongoTemplate query.find() to get the data. One of the attribute in the collection is of type datetime. When that datetime attribute is retrieved into the model class (the field in the model class is of String type), the datetime is getting converted into EST format. However I’d like to get the datetime value in UTC format. Any suggestion on how I can achive this?

Thanks in advance

Forgot to add the sample date

In the collection

Actual value in the model class field
Wed Feb 25 19:00:00 EST 1959

Expected value
Wed Feb 26 00:00:00 EST 1959