Vol. 10 No. 2
Physico-chemical properties of sapota (Manilkara achras(Mill) Fosb.) fruits coated with corn starch
Author(s): K. DEY, A. GHOSH, N. BHOWMICK, A. GHOSH
Abstract: To study the effect of corn starch on storage life and quality of sapota fruits, an experiment was conducted during 2014 at Department of Pomology and Post-Harvest Technology, Uttar Banga Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Coochbehar, West Bengal. The fruits were dipped on different concentrations of corn starch solutions and stored at ambient storage for assessing the different physical and bio-chemical parameters. The effectiveness of the treatments in extending fruit shelf life was evaluated by recording physiological loss in weight and other horticultural traits like colour change, length, breadth, total soluble solids, titrable acidity, total sugar, reducing sugar, phenol content and ascorbic acid content. Fruits coated with 2.5% corn starch showed delay in disease occurrence and physiological loss compare to other treatments.
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