Effect of the extraction from the seed, skin and leaf of Annona squamosa L. on the storage of Musa acuminate fruit
Musa acuminate, belonging to the Musaceae family, is a species of wild banana grown in tropical regions of the world, including Southeast Asia. It can be eaten every day and is beneficial to human health. However, it is quite perishable and has a relatively short storage life. The seed, skin and leaf of Annona squamosa L. (commonly known as sugar apple) contain annonaceous acetogenins, which have effects on some bacteria, fungi and insects. This survey focused on the storage of M. acuminate storage when it was treated with extractions from the seed, skin and leaf of A. squamosa L. with ethanol 95° than kept in PE bags with five holes for each bag. The quality of M. acuminate during the storage time was tested via the reducing weight, total acid and total soluble solid. The storage temperature was 28°C. The best result was achieved when the samples were stored under the condition of 10% of the extraction from the leaf of A. squamosa L. for nine days. After nine days storage, the surveyed products had lost 4.33% weight; had 18.50% reduced sugar and 5.950% total soluble solid.
Dam, Sao Mai and Ngo, Ke Suong (2018). Effect of the extraction from the seed, skin and leaf of Annona squamosa L. on the storage of Musa acuminate fruit. Acta Hortic. 1213, 213-218
Annona squamosa L., Musa acuminate, storage, annonaceous acetogenins