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Poliethylene film packaging affects quality of "Lisbon" lemons during long-term storage

Piga, Antonio <1965- > and D'Aquino, Salvatore and Agabbio, Mario Carlo Salvatore and Piergiovanni, Luciano (1997) Poliethylene film packaging affects quality of "Lisbon" lemons during long-term storage. Italian Journal of Food Science, Vol. 9 (1), p. 25-35. ISSN 1120-1770. Article.

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"Lisbon" lemons were divided into groups that were coated, packaged in polyethylene bags with or without a pouch containing KOH, or left unpackaged and uncoated; fruits were then stored at 8°C up to 15 weeks. Packaging significantly reduced weight loss and fruit mantained a fresh appearance. Fruits in bags without KOH showed the highest incidence of decay. In fact, KOH moisture-absorbing capability significantly decreased rots during 5 weeks of storage plus one week of shelf-life, if compared to packaged fruits without KOH. No signs of CI were detected in any treatment. Packaged fruits without KOH revealed the highest concentration of ethanol and acetaldehyde in the juice.

Item Type:Article
ID Code:1642
Uncontrolled Keywords:Chilling injury, Citrus limon Burm., decay, long-term storage, weight loss, plastic bags, low-density polyethylene packaging
Subjects:Area 07 - Scienze agrarie e veterinarie > AGR/15 Scienze e tecnologie alimentari
Divisions:002 Altri enti e centri di ricerca del Nord Sardegna > CNR-Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche > Istituto di scienze delle produzioni alimentari, Sassari
001 Università di Sassari > 01 Dipartimenti > Scienze ambientali agrarie e biotecnologie agro-alimentari
Publisher:Chiriotti Editori
Publisher Policy:Depositato per gentile concessione dell'Editore
Deposited On:18 Aug 2009 10:05

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