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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 8, Issue:5, May, 2019

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2019.8(5): 1542-1550

Evaluation of Different Packaging Films on Shelf life and Qualitative Attributes of Pomegranate Fruit cv. Mridula under Ambient Environment
Suchismita Jena1*, Ramesh K. Goyal2, Mahesh K. Rana3, Abhilash Mishra4, Anuradha Bishnoi2 and Sagar R. Nayak5
1Department of Fruit Science
5Department of Vegetable Science, Navsari Agricultural University, Navsari 396450 (Gujarat), India
2Department of Horticulture, 3Department of Vegetable Science, Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 2116443 (Haryana), India
4Department of Fruit Science, Dr. Y. S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Solan, 173230 (H. P.), India
*Corresponding author

The experiment aim to evaluate the packaging material for extending the shelf life of pomegranate with retaining better fruit quality attributes. Freshly harvested pomegranate fruits packed in low density polyethylene (LDPE) (25 micron), polypropylene (PP) (25 micron), cling film and cellophane paper film. Among all these packaging materials, the pomegranate fruits packed in LDPE 25 micron film had the least reduction in physiological loss in weight, minimal decay loss and highest ascorbic acid content. The different packaging material had no significant effect on total soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH and anthocyanin contents. However, storage duration had significant influence on these quality attributes and the significantly maximum total soluble solids, anthocyanin content and highest pH was observed on 12th day of storage. The ascorbic acid and titratable acidity were found maximum on the 0th day of storage and subsequently decreased with the prolongation of storage period.

Keywords: Pomegranate, Shelf life, Quality characteristics, Packaging films

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Suchismita Jena, Ramesh K. Goyal, Mahesh K. Rana, Abhilash Mishra, Anuradha Bishnoi and Sagar R. Nayak. 2019. Evaluation of Different Packaging Films on Shelf life and Qualitative Attributes of Pomegranate Fruit cv. Mridula under Ambient Environment.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 8(5): 1542-1550. doi:
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