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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(8): 2923-2929
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.350


Effect of Packaging and Sodium Bi-carbonate on Storage Life and Quality of Kinnow Fruits
S.K. Jawandha and Kirandeep Kaur*
Department of Fruit Science, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana -141004, Punjab, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Kinnow (Citrus nobilis × Citrus deliciosa) fruits harvested at full color development and maturity were treated with sodium bicarbonate@ 1%, 2% and 3% and packed in shrink film tray packages. These packages were stored at 5-6o C and 90-95% RH for 90 days and the fruits were analyzed for various physicochemical characteristics after 15, 30, 45, 60,75 and 90 days of cold storage. Sodium bicarbonate @ 2 and 3% along with shrink film tray packaging significantly reduced the physiological loss in weight and spoilage as compared to the other treatments. The highest total soluble solids, acidity, ascorbic acid content and palatability rating was also recorded with sodium bicarbonate @ 2 and 3% along with shrink film tray packaging. Thus, the treatment proved quite effective in prolonging the shelf life and maintaining the quality of Kinnow fruits for 75 days while retaining an excellent quality during storage.


Keywords: Kinnow, Storage, Packaging, Spoilage, Sodium bicarbonate.
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Jawandha, S.K. and Kirandeep Kaur. 2017. Effect of Packaging and Sodium Bi-carbonate on Storage Life and Quality of Kinnow Fruits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(8): 2923-2929. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.608.350