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Storage characteristics of large cardamom {Amomum subulatum Roxb) and seeds in different packages

Sulochanamma, G. and Ramalakshmi, K. and Mohan Kumar, T. M. and Indiramma, A. R. (2008) Storage characteristics of large cardamom {Amomum subulatum Roxb) and seeds in different packages. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 45 (2). pp. 183-186.

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Abstract

Quality changes in flue cured large cardamom capsules and seeds were monitored under 3 storage conditions: i) 90% RH/38°C (accelerated-humid), ii) 30-40% RH/40°C (accelerated-dry), and iii) 65% RH/27°C (normal) in different packages. The samples were analysed for moisture content, volatile oil content and flavour composition every 30 days for condition (i)upto 120 days and for conditions (ii) and (iii) every 60 days up to 240 days. Capsules packed in unlined high density polyethylene (HDPE) woven sack material, polypropylene (PP) and ethylene terepthalate/polyethyiene (PET/ PE) and stored under humid condition registered high moisture pick up. Loss in volatile oil was appreciable under dry condition in unlined woven sack. Under normal storage condition, capsules packed in PP and PET/PE registered marginal change in moisture and volatile oil contents. Also retention of major flavour component 1, 8 cineol, which contributes to 84.3% of volatile oil, was in the range of 93.9-97.4%. Seeds packed in PET, glass and HDPE jars and foil laminate exhibited 15-30% loss in volatile oil over a period of 240 days under normal storage condition and moisture content was within the maximum permissible limit.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Large cardamom, Amomum subulatum, Packaging, Flue cured capsules, Storage
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 30 Spices/Condiments
Divisions: Food Packaging Technology
Plantation Products Spices and Flavour Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2008 05:53
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2015 10:34
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1679

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