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Quality and shelf life of pineapple as influenced by different post-harvest treatments

Mondal, M.F., Islam, S., Ali, M. and Mia, M.B. (2005) Quality and shelf life of pineapple as influenced by different post-harvest treatments. Journal of the Bangladesh Society for Agricultural Science & Technology, 2 (1-2). pp. 47-52.

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The study was conducted at the Departments of Horticulture and Biochemistry, Bangladesh Agricultural University, Mymensingh during the period from July to August, 2003 to study the post-harvest quality and shelf life of pineapple. Pineapple fruits of two maturity stages (premature and optimum mature) were subjected to five post-harvest treatments (control, low temperature at 15C, hot water, unperforated polthene bag and straw covering) The results revealed that the premature fruits had longer shelf life (20.37) days than the optimum mature fruits (17.67 days). Low temperature and hot water treatments extended the shelf life of fruits by 14.88 and 5.5 days, respectively over control. Higher total sugar and TSS (17.55%) were obtained from optimum mature fruits while premature fruits contained higher vitamin C. Hot water treated fruits contained the lowest vitamin C and sugar contents and low temperature treated fruits exhibited the highest vitamin C and TSS.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publisher: Bangladesh Society for Agricultural Science & Technology
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