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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 38-44

Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour) Processing: A Review
K. Prasad1*, Pallavi Neha4, Milan Kumar Lal2 and Abhay Kumar Gaurav3
1Division of Postharvest Technology,
2Division of Plant Physiology,
3Division of Floriculture and Landscaping, Indian Agricultural Research Institute,New Delhi-110012, India
4Division of Postharvest Technology, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research,Bengaluru, Karnataka-560089, India
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Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour) is the delicate fruit of immense value. Its production in Asia pacific regions countries including China, Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and India has shown a rise in last few years. Longan has a widespread postharvest use but, the major hindrance in its PHM (Postharvest management) is its poor shelf life. Its proper postharvest management starts from judging horticultural maturity and retaining all its sensory characteristics which are important for its consumer appeal. There are several problems which need to be taken care during its PHM. Flavour loss, fruit breakdown during rains and rind ageing are few of such its quality deteriorating factors. Knowledge of information regarding PHM techniques determines the shelf life of fruits. The important PHM techniques include a selection of cultivars with respect to consumer preference, maturity indices, postharvest treatment of forced air or hydro-cooling, fumigation with sulphur dioxide and lastly storage of fruits at low temperature. longan fruit can also be dried, canned or frozen and can be made available throughout the year. The knowledge of postharvest processing techniques along with varietal selection will help growers to enhance its processing level in a holistic approach.

Keywords: Longan, Post-harvest management, Processing.
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Prasad, K., Pallavi Neha, Milan Kumar Lal and Abhay Kumar Gaurav. 2017. Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour) Processing: A ReviewInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 38-44. doi: