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Influence of Post Harvest Calcium Chloride Application, Ethylene Absorbent and Modified Atmosphere on Quality Characteristics and Shelf Life of Apricot (Prunus armeniaca L.) Fruit During Storage

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Author(s): Saira Ishaq | Habib Ahmed Rathore | Tariq Masud | Sartaj Ali

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Nutrition
ISSN 1680-5194

Volume: 8;
Issue: 6;
Start page: 861;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: Apricot | storage life | ethylene absorbent | packaging material | coating | sensory evaluation | overall acceptability | post harvest

ABSTRACT
The effect of different concentrations of CaCl2 (1, 2 and 3%) with the combination of oxidizing agent like Potassium permanganate (KMnO4) on storage life of apricot fruit packaged in sealed Polyethylene bags was investigated at ambient temperature (Relative humidity 60-63% and temperature 28-30oC) during storage. The quality characteristics such as weight loss, total soluble solids, titratable acidity, ascorbic acid and sensory parameters like color, texture, taste, flavour and overall acceptability were studied at an interval of 2 days (0, 2nd, 4th, 6th, 8th and 10th day) for a total period of 10 days during storage. All of the 9 treatments had shown a highly significant effect (p
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