Effect of calcium chloride postharvest treatment in combination with plant natural substance coating on fruit quality and storability of tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) fruits during cold storage
نوع المنشور
بحث أصيل
المؤلفون
النص الكامل
تحميل

In this study, the impact of postharvest treatments with calcium chloride (CaCl2) in combination with postharvest coating treatments with plant natural substance arabic gum or cactus mucilage on the quality and storage life of tomato fruits during cold storage (10 ± 1 °C, RH 85% ± 3) was evaluated. Results of dipping tomato fruits in 6% CaCl2 for 10 minutes combined with postharvest coating treatments with either 10% Arabic gum or 50% cactus mucilage for 3 minutes showed significant (p<0.05) higher value of fruit firmness, titratable acidity, reduce the percentage of weight loss and percent of decayed fruits. Treated fruits took longer to change color from pink to red compared with non-treated fruits. This study showed that dipping tomato fruits in 6% CaCl2, or coating with different natural substances alone or in combination with CaCl2, enhances tomato fruits’ physical and chemical properties. Moreover, preserving tomato fruits can be preserved for a longer time compared with control fruits and maintain the overall fruit quality.

المجلة
العنوان
Journal of Applied Botany and Food Quality
الناشر
DRUCKEREI LIDDY HALM, BACKHAUSSTRASSE 9B, GOTTINGEN, GERMANY, 37081
بلد الناشر
ألمانيا
Indexing
Thomson Reuters
معامل التأثير
1,451
نوع المنشور
Both (Printed and Online)
المجلد
94
السنة
2021
الصفحات
100-107