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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(1): 613-619
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.074


Efficacy of BiOWiSHTM Washing Treatment for Extending Shelf-Life of Mango
D.M.C. Champathi Gunathilake and Ashwini K. Tiwari*
College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Fiji National University, Fiji
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Mango is widely sprayed fruit crop in tropical region of the world. Mango fruit production is seasonal in nature, it results surplus fruit production in the harvesting season. Accordingly, high post-harvest losses have been occurred during season. Therefore, about 25% - 40% of post-production losses of mango can be observed specially in developing countries. These losses are mainly occurred during post-harvest operations such as harvesting, packing, storage and transportation. As well as product hygiene is very important in order to extend its shelf-life and prevent post-harvest disease spreading. Washing of fruit after harvesting is one of the main important post-harvest practices which directly affected to improve hygienic condition and shelf-life of product. However, generally most farmers are not washing their fruits after harvesting. Hence, this study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of washing treatment consist of BiOWiSH™ (BW) washing powder for mango fruits in order to extend their shelf life and hygienic condition. Washing treated mangoes were compared with existing non-washed mangoes by weight loss percentage, visual quality rating (VQR), firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), pH change and colour change to evaluate efficacy of BW washing treatment. BW washing treatment has been shown significant effect to improve visual quality rating (VQR) of mango. However, BW washing treatment was not significant for altering weight loss percentage, firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), pH and colour of mango fruits.


Keywords: Mango, Efficacy, Washing, BiOWiSH™, Evaluation
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Champathi Gunathilake, D.M.C. and Ashwini K. Tiwari. 2018. Efficacy of BiOWiSHTM Washing Treatment for Extending Shelf-Life of Mango.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(1): 613-619. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.701.074