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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(7): 4210-4218
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.436


Combined Effect of Edible Coatings and Low Temperature on Plum Fruit Quality
Pushpendra Kumar, Shruti Sethi* and R.R. Sharma
Division of Food Science and Postharvest Technology, ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi - 110 012, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

In this study, plums were coated with lac based (2:3), SemperfreshTM (1:3), vegetable wax (1:5) and water dip (control) just after harvest on field as on-farm treatment and after transportation to the lab as off-farm treatment. After coating, the fruits were packed in punnets and stored under cold storage conditions (2 ± 1°C) at 90–92% relative humidity. The effectiveness of the edible coatings was evaluated by the changes of several attributes: soluble solids content, titratable acidity, total phenols, ascorbic acid content, pectin methylesterase activity (PME) and malondialdehyde content (MDA). The coatings, especially the lac based coating significantly decrease the changes in biochemical parameters and maintaining overall fruit quality of plums followed by SemperfreshTM and vegetable wax coatings. Therefore, the On-farm application of edible coatings especially, lac based coating could be favourable in maintaining quality and extending shelf-life of ‘Santa Rosa’ plum upto 35 days.


Keywords: Plum, Edible coating, Semper fresh TM, Vegetable wax, Lac based, Quality, Shelf life.
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Pushpendra Kumar, Shruti Sethi and Sharma, R.R. 2017. Combined Effect of Edible Coatings and Low Temperature on Plum Fruit Quality.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(7): 4210-4218. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.607.436