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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(2): 2441-2450
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.297


Effect of Hexanal Vapour on Postharvest Quality and Shelf Life of Banana var. Grand Naine
T. Ashwini1*, S. Ganapathy1, K.S. Subramanian2, C. Indu Rani1 and G. Guru Meenakshi3
1Department of Food and Agricultural Process Engineering
2Department of Nano Science & Technology
3(FSN), Postharvest Technology Centre, AEC & RI, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore – 641003, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Banana fruit were exposed to hexanal vapour at 600, 900 and 1200 ppm for two and four h at 27±2°C. Fruits were then stored at 27±2 ° C with 65-75% relative humidity and latter assessed for quality. The rate of respiration, increase in TSS and loss of firmness were affected negatively by hexanal vapour treatment. Changes in the peel colour were also slowed compared to untreated fruits. The fruits treated with 1200 ppm hexanal vapour for 2 h and 4 h exposure recorded a maximum shelf life of 18 days, whereas untreated fruits had a shelf life of 8 days only. Thus application of hexanal vapour was an effective technology for ripening inhibition and quality maintenance of Grand Naine banana.


Keywords: Hexanal vapour, Postharvest treatment, Banana, Physicochemical changes, Banana quality
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Ashwini, T., S. Ganapathy, K.S. Subramanian, C. Indu Rani and Guru Meenakshi, G. 2018. Effect of Hexanal Vapour on Postharvest Quality and Shelf Life of Banana var. Grand Naine.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(2): 2441-2450. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.702.297