DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING OF WATERMELON FRUIT BY 1H-NMR
We demonstrate that 1H-NMR technique is useful in investigating the interior of fruit of watermelon (Citrullus lanatus Matsum. et Nakai). We determined the water status of watermelon flesh from the relaxation time (T2) and NMR images. The fruit was cut transversely, and T2 was measured at different locations. The value of T2 around the carpel wall was low, contrasting with that of the flesh. This result based on a novel technique may provide new insights in the future study of water distribution of watermelon fruit.
Yoshii, K., Fukuoka, M., Matsunaga, K. and Ikeda, T. (2012). DIAGNOSTIC IMAGING OF WATERMELON FRUIT BY 1H-NMR. Acta Hortic. 936, 373-378
nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), relaxation time, carpel wall, living tissue