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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 494-499
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.062


Standardization of Eco-Friendly Retail Packages for Freshness Retention and Shelf Life Extension of Jasmine Flower
S. Bhuvaneswari* and Sangama
ICAR-Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hesaraghatta lake (PO) Bengaluru-560089, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Jasmine is one among the important commercial flower crops popular for its pleasent fragrance in domestic as well as export market. Packaging material plays an important role in retention of freshness of jasmine flowers. At present jasmine flowers are packed in bulk in wet gunny bags and sold in whole sale market. For retail market, jasmine flowers are loosely packed in polyethylene cover of jasmine flowers which is not eco-friendly. Hence an attempt is made to standardise alternate eco-friendly packages for retail market which will retain freshness and extend the shelf life of jasmine flowers. Experiments were conducted by packaging loose jasmine flowers in arecanut sheath cup, banana sheath cup and peepil leaf cup. The samples were stored in both ambient (Temp 25-26°C, RH 52%) and low temperature (Temp 10⁰C, RH 86%). Periodical observations on colour index, freshness index and fragrance index were done using standard procedures. It was found from the studies that areca nut sheath cup was found suitable for retail packaging of jasmine with higher freshness (82.26%), colour (78.15%) and fragrance (71.21%) indices. The samples had shelf life up to 2 days in ambient storage condition when compared to those packed in banana sheath cup and peepil cup which had less freshness and fragrance index in similar storage condition. In low temperature storage also jasmine flower packed in areca nut sheath cup had freshness index (81.94%), colour index (59.98%) and fragrance index (58.52%) and less spoilage (7.08%), as compared to those packed in banana sheath cup and peepil leaf cup. The shelf life of the sample was 7 days in low temperature storage. This technology of retail packing of jasmine flower in areca nut sheath cup could be widely adopted in super market and e- marketing.


Keywords: Jasmine flower, Retail pack, Areca nut sheath cup, Peepil leaf cup, Banana sheath cup
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Bhuvaneswari, S. and Sangama. 2018. Standardisation of Eco-Friendly Retail Packages for Freshness Retention and Shelf Life Extension of Jasmine Flower.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 494-499. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.062