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Effect of modified atmosphere packaging and waxing on the storage behaviour of avocado fruits (Persea americana Mill).

Revathy, Baskaran and Surekha, Puyed and Ms., Habibunnisa (2002) Effect of modified atmosphere packaging and waxing on the storage behaviour of avocado fruits (Persea americana Mill). Journal of Food Science and Technology, 39 (3). 284-287, 21 ref..

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Abstract

Effects of modified atmosphere packaging coupled with wax coatings on the storage life of avocados were studied using cv. Fuerte fruits stored at different temp. (2, 8 and 27C). Avocados given a wax emulsion (6%) dip treatment and packed in LDPE bags (250 gauge) remained green, firm and in good condition for about 4-5 wk at 8 2C. These fruits also did not develop chilling injury. Avocados without wax and packaging treatments became soft, developed internal browning and became inedible within 3 days at room temp. (27 2C). At 2 2C, avocados developed chilling injury, pitting of the skin and were rejected after 9 days of storage.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: AVOCADOS-; COATINGS-; PACKAGING-; STORAGE-; TEMPERATURE-; WAXES-; MODIFIED-ATMOSPHERE-PACKAGING; STORAGE-LIFE; TEMP.-; WAX-COATINGS
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Somashekar K.S
Date Deposited: 15 Jun 2011 04:03
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2012 11:30
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/6364

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