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Storage and marketing of fruits and vegetables: Use of hormones, fungicides and other treatments.

Mathur, P. B. and Kirpal Singh, K. (1953) Storage and marketing of fruits and vegetables: Use of hormones, fungicides and other treatments. Bulletin of Central Food Technological Research Institute, 2 (11). pp. 288-289.

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ALTHOUGH fresh fruits and vegetables are best stored with the aid of refrigeration, methods of non-refrigerated storage of fresh fruits and vegetables could be of considerable economic importance, especially in a country like India where refrigerated transport is hardly available and the cold storage industry is in its infancy. Since fresh fruits and vegetables have a very nigh rate of respiration at ordinary temperatures, the only method of prolonging their storage lives to the maximum is to reduce the rate of respiration by storing them at low temperatures. Some treatments at ordinary (room) temperatures may, for example, inhibit sprouting in potato tubers, decrease rooting and germination in onions and decrease the transpirational losses in oranges, mangoes and bananas; yet the approximate storage lives will be shorter and physiological losses in weight greater as compared with cold storage and refrigerated gas-storage. Moreover, these methods can be of considerable economic importance in hills. For example, potatoes can be stored in certain parts of Nilgiris with advantage, using growth-inhibitors and without artificial refrigeration.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: fruits, vegetables, refrigeration, non-refrigerated storage
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 23 Vegetables
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 24 Fruits
600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage
Divisions: Fruit and Vegetable Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 07:07
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 07:07
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/5497

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