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Storage performance of savoy beet (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis) in different growing seasons.

Negi, P. S. and Roy, S. K. (2000) Storage performance of savoy beet (Beta vulgaris var. bengalensis) in different growing seasons. Tropical Science, 40 (4). 211-213, 7 ref..

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Abstract

In order to improve shelf-life of savoy beet, effects of various storage and packaging conditions on moisture, beta-carotene, ascorbic acid and chlorophyll contents were determined. Beets of cv. Pusa Jyoti were stored open or packaged in polyethylene bags in a well ventilated room (max. temp. 31.5C), a cool chamber (max. temp. 23C) or a walk-in cooler (max. temp. 8.5C). Changes in savoy beet were determined after 2 days in storage, for summer and winter storage conditions. Results showed that beta-carotene, ascorbic acid and chlorophyll contents decreased in both seasons but these changes were faster in summer, when the shelf life was 4 days, than in winter, when it was 6 days. Packaging the beet in plastics appeared to improve shelf-life, especially for beet harvested in winter.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ASCORBIC-ACID; BEETS-; CAROTENES-; CHLOROPHYLLS-; MOISTURE-CONTENT; PACKAGING-; SEASON-; SHELF-LIFE; STORAGE-; TEMPERATURE-; beta-CAROTENE; TEMP.-
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 06 Beet Root
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
Divisions: Human Resource Development
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 22 Jul 2011 06:31
Last Modified: 22 Jul 2011 06:31
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7659

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