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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 3293-3300
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.383


Chitosan and CaCl2 Coatings on Physicochemical and Shelf Life of Strawberry Fruits (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.)
Basir Ahmad Rahimi1*, T.H. Shankarappa1, H.C. Krishna1, S.K. Mushrif2, K.R. Vasudeva1, G.K. Sadananda1 and Abdullah Masoumi1
1Department of Postharvest Technology, College of Horticulture, UHS Campus, GKVK, Bengaluru- 560 065, Karnataka, India
2College of Horticulture, Tamaka, Kolar- 563 103, Karnataka, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

The present study was measured the effects of chitosan and CaCl2 treatments on shelf-life of strawberry fruits under ambient condition for 3 days. The coated treatments had significantly reduced the loss of weight and firmness of fruits. The coated strawberries had retained higher TSS, ascorbic acid and anthocyanin. Among the coating treatments, 1.5% chitosan was most effective (P < 0.01) in maintaining higher ascorbic acid, TSS and titratable acidity. Chitosan coating also reduced the microbial load compared to other treatments. These results indicate that edible coatings have potential as a means to reduce postharvest spoilage in strawberry fruit.


Keywords: CaCl2, Chitosan, Edible coatings, Strawberry, Shelf-life, Spoilage
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Basir Ahmad Rahimi, T.H. Shankarappa, H.C. Krishna, S.K. Mushrif, K.R. Vasudeva G.K. Sadananda and Abdullah Masoumi. 2018. Chitosan and CaCl2 Coatings on Physicochemical and Shelf Life of Strawberry Fruits (Fragaria x ananassa Duch.).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 3293-3300. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.383