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Modified atmosphere packaging of vegetables: an appraisal.

Moleyar, V and Narasimham, P (1994) Modified atmosphere packaging of vegetables: an appraisal. Journal of Food Science and Technology, India, 31 (4). 267-278, 87 ref..

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Abstract

Use of modified atmosphere packaging to extend the shelf life of fresh vegetables is reviewed. Aspects considered include: factors affecting shelf life (loss of water, respiration and metabolism, microbial spoilage); factors capable of extending shelf life (harvesting at optimum maturity with min. injuries, using proper sanitation procedures, providing optimum storage conditions); advent of modified atmosphere (MA) storage; controlled atmosphere (CA) storage; modified atmosphere packaging (MAP); MAP techniques; low pressure storage - a form of CA storage; gases used in MAP; optimization of the atmosphere; recommended CA storage conditions during transport/storage of vegetables; beneficial effects of CA/MA storage on some vegetables; MAP and microbial growth (storage temp., humidity, extended storage life, storage atmosphere, ability of the produce to support microbial growth); biochemical and physiological basis for the effects of MAP; MAP systems (gas and water vapour permeabilities of some selected films available for MAP of fresh produce); and use of MAP for vegetables worldwide.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: PACKAGING-; REVIEWS-; VEGETABLES-; PACKAGING-MODIFIED-ATMOSPHERE
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage > 06 Packaging
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2021 05:52
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2021 05:52
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/7906

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