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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 716-719
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.086


Studies on Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperature on Total Chlorophyll Content of Amaranthus (Amaranthus viridis)
M. S. Marichamy*, S. Harini, J. Jyothsna, V. Bhuvaneswari Devi, B. Rajapriya, A. Rajalakshmi, and R. Ahaljith
Department of Horticulture, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, Karaikal, U.T. of Puducherry, India
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Abstract:

Amaranthus is the most important leafy vegetables inSouth India. It is an excellent source of calcium, magnesium, potassium, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, vitamin A, and an incredible source of vitamin K. The experiment was conducted to standardize the effect of different packaging materials and storage temperature on the chlorophyll content of Amaranthus. The present study, 100 g of freshly harvested, tender green leaves along with roots were weighed and packed in different packing materials viz., plastic crates, 200 and 300 gauge polyethylene bag without and 1 per cent perforation followed by stored under ambient storage (25oC ± 2oC and 50.33 - 73.66% RH) and Zero Energy Cool Chamber at 22.36 - 24.730C and 92.66 - 97.36% RH. The total chlorophyll content was recorded at 1 DAS, 2 DAS, 3 DAS, and 4 DAS (Days after Storage). In general, the total chlorophyll content of amaranthus gradually decreased as the storage period increased from 1 DAS to 4 DAS. Among the different treatments, the treatment T1 (Amaranthus packed in 200 gauge polyethylene bag without perforation and stored under ZECC) which recorded maximum total chlorophyll content even end of the 4 DAS. It was followed by amaranthus packed in 200 gauge polyethylene bag with 1 per cent perforation and stored under ZECC) (T2). While the minimum chlorophyll content was recorded in amaranthus packed in plastic crates and stored under ambient condition (T10)


Keywords: Amaranthus, Packaging materials, Plastic Crates, ZECC, Ambient storage, Total Chlorophyll Content
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Marichamy, M. S., S. Harini, J. Jyothsna, V. Bhuvaneswari Devi, B. Rajapriya, A. Rajalakshmi, and Ahaljith, R. 2020. Studies on Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperature on Total Chlorophyll Content of Amaranthus (Amaranthus viridis).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 716-719. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.086