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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 1916-1924
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.218


Effect of Packaging Materials with Ethylene Absorbents on Quality of Banana Fruits Cv. Martaman
Reshmi Kumari1*, Neha Kumari1 and Payel Panja2
1Deputy Director of Horticulture, Satna-485001, Madhya Pradesh, India
2Department of Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252, West Bengal, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

An experiment was conducted during the period of 2014-15 at the Department of Post-Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal to study the effect of treatments on quality of banana fruits. Banana fruits cv. Martaman were packed in different plastic packages (1% perforated HDPE, 2% perforated HDPE, un-perforated HDPE, 1% perforated LDPE, 2% perforated LDPE and un-perforated LDPE) with ethylene absorbents and placed in ambient condition whereas control was without packaging. The fruits were examined for physiological parameters i.e., physiological loss in weight (PLW), shelf life, ripening and biochemical characteristics viz., TSS, titratable acidity, ascorbic acid, total and reducing sugar. The results revealed that fruits cv. Martaman packed in un-perforated LDPE with ethylene absorbent under ambient condition proved to be the better treatment than rest of the treatments. The treatment effectively reduced PLW %, also rich in ascorbic acid and there is more gradual decrease in TSS, total and reducing sugar than other treatments up to 12th day. But as per sensory quality the maximum score was attained in 2% perforated LDPE (T5) for cv. Martaman. These treatments enhanced shelf life and maximum retention of nutritional quality.


Keywords: Banana, Packaging materials, Weight loss, Biochemical constituents, Storage.
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Reshmi Kumari, Neha Kumari and Payel Panja. 2017. Effect of Packaging Materials with Ethylene Absorbents on Quality of Banana Fruits Cv. Martaman.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 1916-1924. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.218