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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:11, November, 2020

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.2020.9(11): 2953-2969

Edible Coatings in Fruits -A Review
K.Susmitha Reddy and Jatinder Singh*
School of Agriculture, Dept. of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author

Low shelf life is the major problem in fruits, which affects consumer preference and marketability. Transpiration process starts after harvesting of fruits from plant, which lead to loss of quality along with shriveling, and ultimately shortens the life of the fruit. Many research experiments are conducted related to storage and packaging for increasing the shelf life of fruits like modified and controlled atmospheric storage/packaging, coatings. Coatings provide an extra protection layer to the fruit and help in increasing shelf life. Edible coatings made with edible materials that act as a barrier to water vapor and gases. These coatings act as the best alternatives to natural coverings by improving external appearance and changing internal atmosphere, which ultimately influences the shelf life. Application of semipermeable coatings reduces moisture loss, respiration, and transpiration, which increases the storage life of the commodity. The addition of food additives like pigments, antioxidants, antimicrobials, and antifungal substance helps in reducing postharvest decay in fruits.

Keywords: Edible and semipermeable coatings, Food additives, Fruits, Shelf life

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Susmitha Reddy, K. and Jatinder Singh. 2020. Edible Coatings in Fruits - A Review.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(11): 2953-2969. doi:
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