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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2018.7(8): 735-745
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.081


Nutritional Quality of Maize Kernel Artificially Infested by Sitophilus oryzae in Modified Atmosphere (MA) Storage with Elevated Levels of CO2
V. Reddy Shekar1, B. Anil Kumar1, A. Padmasriand M. Shanti2
1Department of Environmental Science & Technology, College of Agriculture, PJTSAU, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
2AICRP on Forage Crops and Utilization, ARI, Rajendranagar, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Nutritional quality of maize kernel artificially infested by Sitophilus oryzae and exposed to four different CO2 concentrations viz., 20, 40, 60 and 80 per cent in modified atmosphere was studied upto six months of storage. The results revealed that exposure of kernels to 80 per cent CO2 concentration could able to maintain good per cent of carbohydrates (72.93 per cent), total proteins (8.67 per cent), crude fat (5.07 per cent) and crude fibre (2.40 per cent) upto six months of storage followed by 60 per cent CO2 concentration. Whereas in 20 and 40 per cent CO2 concentrations, per cent of carbohydrates, total proteins, crude fat and crude fibre losses was found to be more but these CO2 concentrations could maintain good kernel quality upto two months of storage.


Keywords: Nutritional quality, Modified atmosphere, Sitophilus oryzae, Carbon dioxide, Maize kernel storage
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Reddy Shekar, V., B. Anil Kumar, A. Padmasri and Shanti, M. 2018. Nutritional Quality of Maize Kernel Artificially Infested by Sitophilus oryzae in Modified Atmosphere (MA) Storage with Elevated Levels of CO2.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 7(8): 735-745. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2018.708.081