QUALITY CHANGES OF PINEAPPLE (ANANAS COMOSUS 'JOSAPINE') AS AFFECTED BY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE
Pineapple (Ananas comosus Josapine) fruits were stored in an atmosphere consisting of 3, 5 or 7% O2 in N2 or in air (21% O2; control) with 8% CO2 for 5 weeks at 10°C. The quality changes were observed based on colour, total soluble solids (TSS), total titratable acidity (TTA) and total sugar. Results showed that fruits stored in 3-5% O2 exhibited the greatest suppression in value of chroma and TSS as compared to the others. The hue angle, TTA and total sugar in low-O2 atmosphere for 5 weeks were significantly (p<0.05) higher than air-stored (control) fruit, whilst chroma value and TSS values were lower during storage at 10°C. This study indicates that the quality of Josapine was maintained as a result of storage in 3 and 5% O2 atmosphere for up to 5 weeks at 10°C.
Razali, M., Zaulia, O., Habsah, M., Che Omar, D. and Zaipun, M.Z. (2011). QUALITY CHANGES OF PINEAPPLE (ANANAS COMOSUS 'JOSAPINE') AS AFFECTED BY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE . Acta Hortic. 902, 443-447
storage life, 'Josapine' pineapple, controlled atmosphere, quality changes