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Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on shelf-life and fruit quality of banana stored at low temperature

Kudachikar, V. B. and Kulkarni, S. G. and Vasantha, M. S. and Aravinda Prasad, B. (2007) Effect of modified atmosphere packaging on shelf-life and fruit quality of banana stored at low temperature. Journal of Food Science and Technology (India), 44 (1). pp. 74-78.

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Abstract

<p align="justify'>Storage behaviour of banana (Musa paradisiaca var. 'Poovan') under modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) at optimum low temperature (LT) storage (13±1°C, 90-95% RH) conditions were studied for 3 seasons. Changes in gas composition of MAP and MAP+GK (green keeper) (an ethylene absorbent) treatments indicated that a steady state of about 10% and 8.7% of C02 and 2.5% and 2.4% of 02 in MAP and MAP+GK packages, respectively, after 21 days of LT storage. It was observed that MAP and MAP+GK treatments resulted in substantial reduction in losse due to physiological loss in weight (PLW) to 1.4 and 0.4% after 28 and 42 days of LT storage, respectively. The MAP+GK treatment delayed the fruit compositional changes in texture (12.6 kgf), pulp to peel ratio (2.3) and total soluble solids (6.1°Brix) on 42 days of LT storage as compared to texture (12.4 kgf), pulp to peel ratio (2.8) and total soluble solids (11.0 °Brix) of openly kept banana after 15 days of LT storage. Shelf-life of 'Poovan' banana fruits under MAP and MAP+GK treatments could be extended up to 28 and 42 days, respectively as compared to those kept in open for 15 days under LT storage conditions. Sensory quality of fully ripe fruits of MAP and MAP+GK treatments 5 days after ethrel dip was found to be very good.</p>

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Banana, 'Poovan', Modified atmosphere packaging, Ethylene absorbent, Fruit quality, Shelf-life
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage > 06 Packaging
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits > 02 Banana
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 28 Feb 2007
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2018 04:35
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/434

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