POSTHARVEST QUALITY OF WAXED AND WRAPPED SANTOL [SANDORICUM KOETJAPE (BURM. F.) MERR.] FRUIT
The postharvest quality of waxed and cling-wrapped Bangkok santol [Sandoricum koetjape (Burm. f.) Merr.] fruit held under ambient room conditions (24±0.63°C, 86±4% RH) was evaluated. At 13 DAT (days after treatment), wrapped fruit still had a good visual quality (rating of 5.4) with the least weight loss of 5.4%. The lightness, L*, and yellowness, b*, of the skin color of santol were likewise better maintained. Consistently better visual quality and reduced decay were observed in wrapped fruit compared with the control and waxed fruit particularly at the later periods of holding where the latter fruit were fair to poor. As in control, early fruit shriveling was evident in waxed fruit while the onset was delayed in wrapped fruit. Aril pH tended to increase with time. Total soluble solids, firmness, and browning did not vary with treatment. Based on the results, the postharvest quality of Bangkok santol fruit held at ambient is better maintained by using cling wrap film.
Bayogan, E.R.V., Lacap , A.T., Secretaria, L.B. and Loquias, V.L. (2015). POSTHARVEST QUALITY OF WAXED AND WRAPPED SANTOL [SANDORICUM KOETJAPE (BURM. F.) MERR.] FRUIT. Acta Hortic. 1088, 137-140
fruit wax, cling wrap, santol, visual quality