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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(10): 720-731
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.087


Studies on Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperature on Physiological Loss in Weight of Amaranthus (Amaranthus viridis)
M. S. Marichamy*, J. Jyothsna, S. Harini, 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:

The experiment was conducted in the Department of Horticulture, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru College of Agriculture and Research Institute, Karaikal from January 2016 to March 2016 to standardize the effect of different packaging materials and storage temperature on physiological loss in weight of amaranths. The experiment was laid out in CRD with ten treatments and three replications. 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 physiological loss in weight was recorded at four hours interval until loss of freshness. Generally, PLW progressively increased with storage period from 4 hours after storage to 96 hours after storage with greater increases in amaranthus packed in plastic crates and stored under ambient condition (T10). Among the different treatments, the treatment T1 (Amaranthus packed in 200 gauge polyethylene bag without perforation and stored under ZECC) recorded the lowest PLW compared to other treatments. It was followed by (T2) Amaranthus packed in 200 gauge polyethylene bag with 1 per cent perforation and stored under ZECC).


Keywords: Amaranthus, PLW, Packaging materials, Plastic Crates, ZECC, Ambient storage
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Marichamy, M. S., J. Jyothsna, S. Harini, V. Bhuvaneswari Devi, B. Rajapriya, A. Rajalakshmi and Ahaljith, R. 2020. Studies on Effect of Different Packaging Materials and Storage Temperature on Physiological Loss in Weight of Amaranthus (Amaranthus viridis).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(10): 720-731. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2020.910.087