Article : Effect Of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) On Quality And Shelf Life Of Brinjal (Solanum Melongena)

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Effect Of Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) On Quality And Shelf Life Of Brinjal (Solanum Melongena)

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B.P.Mishra, S. Shrestha, B. Pandey

An experiment was conducted to evaluate the effect of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on quality and shelf life of brinjal (Solanum melongena). Freshly harvested brinjal cv. 'birgunj green long' was kept in 50 µ low density polyethylene (LDPE)  packet with no perforation, 4 perforations, 8 perforations , and 12 perforations and 16 perforations and open tray and then after stored in ambient room condition (20±5ºC and 70±5 %). The experiment was carried out in CRD with four replications. Each replication of the treatments consisted of 1 kg of brinjal. Brinjal kept in perforated LDPE packet showed less weight loss, higher vitamin c content, higher firmness and higher shelf life compared to brinjal kept in open tray. With the lesser number of perforations, weight loss was less. However, the decay began faster in brinjal kept in no perforation and/or less perforated LDPE packet. LDPE packet with 16 perforations was the best among all the treatments.

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