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Effect of gamma-irradiation on instrumental colour and textural characteristics of tomato stored under modified atmosphere packaging

Aneesh, Mathew and Kudachikar, V. B. and Ravi, R. (2008) Effect of gamma-irradiation on instrumental colour and textural characteristics of tomato stored under modified atmosphere packaging. Journal of Food Science and Technology, 45 (6). pp. 543-545.

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Abstract

Changes in quality characteristics of tomato (Lycopersicum esculentum Mill) as influenced by modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) and γ-irradiation 0, 1, 2, 3 and 4 KGy doses and low temperature (LT, 12±1°C) storage at 90-95% RH were studied. Tomatoes packed with LDPE film could be stored up to 21 days at 12±1°C and 90-95% RH with the maximum retention of fruit quality characteristics such as 1.92 a/b ratio, 46.6 N shear value and 16.4 N penetration value as compared to 1.88 a/b ratio, 41.3 N shear value and 13.1 N penetration value in untreated open kept control tomatoes stored for 7 days under same conditions. Irradiation in combination with MAP and LT storage were not suitable for tomatoes harvested at breaker stage of maturity for shelf-life extension and maintenance of fruit quality.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tomato, Fruit quality, Modified atmosphere packaging, Irradiation, Low temperature, Shelf-life
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables > 03 Tomato
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Sensory Science
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2009 04:13
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 10:57
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/8887

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