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Title: Effect of heat shrinkable film packing on Kandhari and Bhagwa varieties of pomegranate
Authors: Sharma, Ram Roshan
Sagar, Vidhya Ram
Kumar, Kuldeep
Kumar, Jayant
Issue Date: Dec-2014
Publisher: NISCAIR-CSIR, India
Abstract: Studies were conducted at Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi to study the effect of heat shrinkable film packing on 'Kandhari' and 'Bhagwa' varieties of pomegranate. Our results indicated that at the end of 60 days storage, shrinkable film packed 'Kandhari' (1.49%) and 'Bhagwa' (2.69%) exhibited, very less physiological loss in weight in comparision to unpacked fruits (27.2 % & 21.8%, respectively). Similarly, packed 'Kandhari (71.4%) and 'Bhagwa' (71.0 %) fruits yielded very high juice in comparison to unpacked fruits. Heat shrinkable film packed fruits also contained significantly higher concentrations of total anthocyanins, total phenolics and antioxidant activity. Hence, it was observed that maintaining freshness and good quality of 'Kandhari' and 'Bhagwa' fruits, heat shrinkable film (9 μ) is a very good technique.
Page(s): 83-86
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/30324
ISSN: 0975-2412 (Online); 0771-7706 (Print)
Appears in Collections:BVAAP Vol.22(2) [December 2014]

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