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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(7): 4319-4328
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.503


Influence of Ascorbic Acid Application on Quality and Storage Life of Fruits
Jatinder Singh and Anis Mirza*
Department of Horticulture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara-144411, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

India is major producer of fruits of the world with 2nd ranking. An appreciable quantity of produce is lost due to multitude of factors such as improper post-harvest operations, perishable nature; as a result, there is a huge gap between production and availability. About 10-15% fresh fruits shrivel or spoil, lowering market value along with consumer acceptability. Quality cannot be improved during storage. Selection of fruit varieties is based on marketability, yield and keeping quality because these factors affect the bottom line. Use of protective antioxidants for enhancement in shelf life of produce has been in practice and yielded appreciable results. Contributing to the list of protectants, ascorbic acid finds suitability as a preferential post harvest dip agent for shelf-life enhancement and keeping the fruit properties intact for longer durations. This article provides a comprehensive essay of the protective action of ascorbic acid treatments in fruits for enhancing the shelf-life.


Keywords: Physical, Biochemical Changes, Ascorbic acid, Spoilage, Physiological loss in weight
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Jatinder Singh and Anis Mirza. 2018. Influence of Ascorbic Acid Application on Quality and Storage Life of Fruits.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(7): 4319-4328. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.707.503