Effect of ethylene absorber on banana during storage

L.P.L. Nguyen, G. Szabó, G. Hitka, T. Zsom, A. Tóth, C. Németh, Z. Kókai
This study was aimed to investigate the effect of ethylene absorber (EA) on postharvest life of banana stored at 20 and 14°C, respectively, at 95% relative humidity. Bananas were stored with sachets of commercially available product named Ethyl Stopper: EA containing KMnO4 on an inert substrate (Bioconservacion S.A., Spain). EA could delay the senescence of banana by reducing the ethylene concentration in the storage chambers. The use of EA reduced the weight loss of banana by 2% compared to the control samples. Moreover, samples stored with EA at 14°C showed less disease severity than other treatments after 16 days of storage. No chilling injury was observed throughout storage at 14°C. The combination of cold temperature and EA delayed the yellowing of banana and disease development in comparison with the other treatments during 16 days of storage. Results presented a potential of using EA during storage of banana.
Nguyen, L.P.L., Szabó, G., Hitka, G., Zsom, T., Tóth, A., Németh, C. and Kókai, Z. (2018). Effect of ethylene absorber on banana during storage. Acta Hortic. 1216, 55-58
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2018.1216.7
banana, ethylene absorber, KMnO4, storage

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