Vol. 11 No. 1
Effect of corn starch coating on storage life and quality of Assam lemon (Citrus limon Burn.)
Author(s): A. GHOSH, K. DEY, AND N. BHOWMICK
Abstract: Lemon is one of the important citrus fruit. It is extremely sensitive to post harvest losses during storage. In this experiment cron starch coating of different concentration (1%, 2%, 3%, 4% , 5% and 6%) were used to study the storage life and post-harvest quality of Assam lemon fruits. The effect of this coating in fruits on total soluble solid, titrable acidity, ascorbic acid, total sugar, reducing sugar, juice content, physiological loss in weight, length, breadth and colour was assessed during storage. Among various treatments, coating with 4% corn starch was found very effective in maintaining higher TSS, acidity, ascorbic acid, total sugar, reducing sugar, juice content, length, breadth and lower physiological loss in weight compared to control. This treatment retained natural light-green colour up to 12 days of storage, which was acceptable to consumers.
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