Effects of coating methods and storage periods on some quality characteristics of carrot during ambient storage

Rashidi, M. and Bahri, M. H. and Khabbaz, B. G. (2009) Effects of coating methods and storage periods on some quality characteristics of carrot during ambient storage. In: SEAg 2009: Agricultural Technologies In a Changing Climate, 13-16 Sep 2009, Brisbane, Australia.

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Abstract

This study was conducted on the effects of Coating Methods (CM) and Storage Periods (SP) on Nantes carrot during ambient storage at temperature of 25°C and 65% relative humidity. Four CM [Carboxy Methyl Cellulose + Cellophane Film (CMC + CF), Carboxy Methyl Cellulose (CMC), Cellophane Film (CF) and No-Coating (NC)] and five SP (0, 4, 8, 11 and 14-days) were investigated for some quality characteristics including water content, total soluble solids (TSS), reducing sugars and firmness. The statistical results of the study indicated that CM and SP significantly (P 0.01) affected all traits. Interaction of CM × SP for all traits was also significant. The statistical results of the study indicated that CMC + CF for water content and reducing sugars, and CF for firmness were the best CM. In addition, water content, reducing sugars and firmness decreased by increasing the SP, whereas TSS increased by an increase in SP.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Authors retain copyright.
Depositing User: Borzoo Ghareei Khabbaz
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Engineering and Surveying - Department of Agricultural, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Date Deposited: 16 Feb 2012 07:02
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2014 04:44
Uncontrolled Keywords: carrot; ambient storage; carboxy methyl cellulose; storage period; total soluble solids; reducing sugars; firmness
Fields of Research (FOR2008): 07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0706 Horticultural Production > 070605 Post Harvest Horticultural Technologies (incl. Transportation and Storage)
09 Engineering > 0907 Environmental Engineering > 090703 Environmental Technologies
09 Engineering > 0999 Other Engineering > 099901 Agricultural Engineering
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970109 Expanding Knowledge in Engineering
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/5788

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