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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1778-1789
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.201


Effect of Sodium Benzoate, Aloe vera Gel and Nigella sativa Oil on the Physiological and Biochemical Activities in the Aril Browning of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. ‘Bhagwa’
P. Sridevi1*, V. Vijaya Bhaskar1, A.V.D. Dorajeerao1, P. Subbaramamma2 and D.R. Salomi Suneetha2
1Department of Fruit Science, Horticultural College and Research Institute
2Department of Plant Physiology, Biochemistry and Microbiology, Horticultural College and Research Institute, Dr. Y.S.R. Horticultural University, Venkataramannagudem – 534101, Andhra Pradesh, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Based on the results obtained from a series of experiments with edible coating treatments, the best treatment from each experiment was tested again in different combinations on the arils of pomegranate fruit variety ‘Bhagwa’. The combined treatments contained Sodium benzoate, Aloe vera gel and Nigella sativa oil in different combinations to find out their individual and combined effect on the physiological and biochemical activities of pomegranate arils during low temperature storage at 4ËšC. Significant differences were observed in the physiological and biochemical activities of pomegranate arils when they were treated with different edible coatings. Among the treatments, pomegranate arils coated with sodium benzoate 400 ppm in combination with Aloe vera gel 30% and Nigella sativa oil 200 ppm recorded significantly lowest physiological loss in weight and spoilage of arils, whereas, significantly highest content of TSS, total sugars, reducing and non-reducing sugars were observed apart from significant increase in the contents of ascorbic acid, total anthocyanins and finally increased antioxidant activity on all the days of observations recorded during storage.


Keywords: Pomegranate, Arils, Aloe vera gel, Nigella sativa oil, Sodium benzoate, Anthocyanins, Antioxidant activity.
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Sridevi, P., V. Vijaya Bhaskar, A.V.D. Dorajeerao, P. Subbaramamma and Salomi Suneetha, D.R. 2017. Effect of Sodium Benzoate, Aloe vera Gel and Nigella sativa Oil on the Physiological and Biochemical Activities in the Aril Browning of Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) cv. ‘Bhagwa’.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1778-1789. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.201