EFFECT OF STORAGE DURATION ON THE QUALITY OF FRESH-CUT 'JOSAPINE' PINEAPPLE
The rationale of this study was to observe the quality acceptance of Josapine pineapple fruit exported by sea shipment which later will be marketed as fresh-cut fruit. The temperatures, 10 and 2°C, used in this study represent the actual storage temperature of ship containers and retail market refrigeration systems, respectively. Firmness of the flesh was slightly decreased during storage at 10°C and after minimal processing and storage at 2°C. The pH value of fresh-cut fruit was higher, whilst the titratable acidity (TTA) decreased with duration of storage. The TSS value was maintained during storage at both at 10 and 2°C. For fruit previously stored at 10°C for 2 weeks, blackheart symptoms were slightly visible in fresh-cut pineapple after 2 weeks storage at 2°C. Blackheart symptoms were visible in fruits previously stored for 3 weeks at 10°C. Symptoms of blackheart were also observed in fresh-cut pineapple after 1 week storage at 2°C. Higher standard plate count (SPC) was observed with prolonged storage of whole pineapple fruits at 10°C. However, the coliforms count was undetectable after 3 weeks removal from 10°C.
Nor Hanis Aifaa, Y., Zaulia, O., Nur Aida, M.P., Habsah, M., Azhar, M.N. and Zaipun, M.Z. (2011). EFFECT OF STORAGE DURATION ON THE QUALITY OF FRESH-CUT 'JOSAPINE' PINEAPPLE. Acta Hortic. 902, 479-486
quality, before fresh-cut, pineapple, different storage