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International Journal of Chemical Studies

Vol. 5, Issue 5 (2017)
Efficacy of corn starch for improvement of quality and shelf-life of local plum fruits grown under sub-Himalayan Terai region of West Bengal


Author(s): N Bhowmick, K Dey, A Ghosh and P Dutta

Abstract:
Fully mature local plum (Prunus domestica L.) fruits were coated to assess the effects of corn starch coating in storage life. Among various treatments, corn starch 1% (lowest concentration) showed the lowest physiological loss in weight (10.28%) and also reduced the incidence of decay (2.41%) as compared to fruits under control with physiological loss in weight of 32.99% and decay percentage of 4.5% at the end of study. Besides, ascorbic acid and total phenol were also retained much better with 23.63 mg/100g of pulp ascorbic acid and 201mg/100g of pulp total phenolic in 1% corn starch as compared to untreated fruits. The results reflected that 1% Corn starch treatment is effective for maintaining physico-chemical characteristics and prolonging of shelf life in plums.

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How to cite this article:
N Bhowmick, K Dey, A Ghosh, P Dutta. Efficacy of corn starch for improvement of quality and shelf-life of local plum fruits grown under sub-Himalayan Terai region of West Bengal. Int J Chem Stud 2017;5(5):683-687.
International Journal of Chemical Studies