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Effect of hinokitiol impregnated sheets on shelf life and quality of “KEK‐1” tomatoes during storage.

Vanitha, T. and Manasikan, Thammawong and Nobutaka, Nakamura and Takeo, Shiina (2019) Effect of hinokitiol impregnated sheets on shelf life and quality of “KEK‐1” tomatoes during storage. Packag Technology and Science. pp. 1-8.

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Hinokitiol (β‐thujaplicin, volatile oil extracted from the wood of Hiba arborvitae [Thujopsis dolabrata var. hondae], cypress family) is a natural preservative, antimicrobial, and chelating agent, used to prevent decay and extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables. In the present study, we used nonwoven rayon sheets impregnated with hinokitiol to conduct packaging studies. Mature green tomatoes var. “KEK‐1” were packaged under three packaging conditions, ie, modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), MAP + hinokitiol (MH), and perforated film package (as control), and their quality attributes were compared during storage. The packaging materials used were low‐density polyethylene (LDPE) film (40 μm) and fresh sheets of nonwoven rayon impregnated with hinokitiol. O2 in the MAP packaged tomatoes were retained throughout the storage period (3% to 5% O2). Results showed that MH had slightly improved quality attributes throughout the storage period when compared with MAP alone. Expression levels of LeACS, LeADH, and LeTBG4 genes were higher in 5 and 9 days of control when compared with MAP and MH. “KEK‐1” tomatoes had longer shelf life under MAP and MH packaging and maintained the quality at 15°C. Hence, the effect of the MAP with bioactive packaging treatments could be effective in the future application for the extension of shelf life and quality of fruits and vegetables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: hinokitiol, KEK‐1, MAP, MH, packaging
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 03 Tomato
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2020 09:26
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 09:26
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/14642

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