International Journal of Chemical Studies
Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Response of passive modified atmospheric packaging on quality attributes and sensory analysis of pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Fruits cv. Mridula
Author(s): Suchismita Jena, RK Goyal, Rohit Garg and SR Nayak
Abstract: Pomegranate is a non-climacteric fruit, with reference to its respiratory behaviour, but it is subjected to continuous physiological and biochemical changes after harvest with severe problems during post-harvest handling, storage and marketing. In the concerned study, freshly harvested pomegranate fruits packed in low density polyethylene (LDPE) 25 micron, polypropylene (PP) 25 micron, cling film and cellophane paper film were evaluated at Post-harvest Laboratory of the Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar, Haryana to find the best packaging film for maintaining the quality attributes during the storage period. Among all these packaging material LDPE 25 micron had the highest juice content. The different packaging material had no significant effect on total soluble solids to acid ratio, total sugars, reducing sugars and non-reducing sugar, however, storage period had significant effect on them and the significantly maximum total soluble solids to acid ratio and all sugars was observed on 12th day of storage, as these increased with the passage of time, on the contrary, the juice content was found maximum on the very first day but they decreased with the prolongation of storage period. As far as sensory analysis was concerned the pomegranate fruits wrapped in LDPE 25 micron packaging film had higher organoleptic rating and overall acceptability under storage conditions.
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Suchismita Jena, RK Goyal, Rohit Garg, SR Nayak. Response of passive modified atmospheric packaging on quality attributes and sensory analysis of pomegranate (Punica Granatum) Fruits cv. Mridula. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1491-1494.