Vol. 6, Issue 1 (2018)
Effect of salicylic acid on post-harvest quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruit
Author(s): Naresh Kumar, Jayanti Tokas, Praveen Kumar and HR Singal
Abstract: Tomato is a climacteric fruit and has a relatively short postharvest life. Every year approx. 25-40% tomato losses occur due to lack of suitable methods of post-harvest storage. Salicylic acid has high potential in monitoring post-harvest losses as a natural and safe phenolic compound. Therefore, the present research was planned to study the effect of salicylic acid (0.5 mM, 0.75 mM, 1.0 mM, 1.25 mM and 1.5 mM) on the biochemical changes in tomato cultivar Hisar-Arun at turning stage during storage at room temperature. A progressive increase in physiological loss in weight, total soluble solids, lycopene content, β-carotene content, total sugars, reducing sugars and non-reducing sugars was observed. The results suggested that 0.75 mM concentration of salicylic acid was most effective in delaying the ripening related physico-biochemical changes. Hence, exogenous application of salicylic acid is an effective approach in enhancing the shelf life of tomato fruits upto 4 to 6 days.
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How to cite this article:
Naresh Kumar, Jayanti Tokas, Praveen Kumar, HR Singal. Effect of salicylic acid on post-harvest quality of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) Fruit. Int J Chem Stud 2018;6(1):1744-1747.