QUALITY CHANGES OF PINEAPPLE (ANANAS COMOSUS 'JOSAPINE') AS AFFECTED BY CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE

M. Razali, O. Zaulia, M. Habsah, D. Che Omar, M.Z. Zaipun
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
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.902.55
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2011.902.55
storage life, 'Josapine' pineapple, controlled atmosphere, quality changes
English

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