Effects of controlled atmospheres on physiological properties and storability of longan fruit

S. P. Tian, Y. Xu, Q. Q. Gong, A. L. Jiang, Y. Wang, Q. Fan

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Abstract

Longan (Dimocarpus longan Lour.) fruits were stored in different controlled atmospheres at 2°C to investigate the effects of different O2 and CO2 concentrations on enzyme activities, ethylene and ethanol contents, peel colour, total soluble solute and vitamin C contents, as well as fruit decay during storage periods. The results indicated that in comparison with modified atmosphere packaging (MAP), controlled atmosphere storage (CA) was associated with: a significantly reduction in fruit decay, inhibition of poly phenol oxidase (PPO) activity and prevention of skin browning, decreased ethylene productions and extension of storage-life of longan fruits. Fruit kept in CA of 15%CO2 + 4%O2 retained good taste and quality, without any deterioration or off-flavor development after 60 days of storage.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationInternational Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits
PublisherInternational Society for Horticultural Science
Pages659-665
Number of pages7
Edition575
ISBN (Print)9789066058859
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 30 2002

Publication series

NameActa Horticulturae
Volume575
ISSN (Print)0567-7572

Keywords

  • Enzymatic activity
  • Longan
  • Quality
  • Storability
  • Volatile compound

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Horticulture

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    Tian, S. P., Xu, Y., Gong, Q. Q., Jiang, A. L., Wang, Y., & Fan, Q. (2002). Effects of controlled atmospheres on physiological properties and storability of longan fruit. In International Symposium on Tropical and Subtropical Fruits (575 ed., pp. 659-665). (Acta Horticulturae; Vol. 575). International Society for Horticultural Science. https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2002.575.77