Effects of Essential Oils on Post Harvest Quality and Shelf Life of Mango (Mangifera Indica L.)

Authors

  • Debashis Mandal Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram, India
  • Malsawmkima Mualchin Department of Horticulture, Aromatic and Medicinal Plants, Mizoram University, Aizawl 796004, Mizoram, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i4.57082

Keywords:

Mango, Shelf life, Essential oil, Citronella, Antioxidant

Abstract

Effects of essential oils, namely Cinnamon, Citronella, Peppermint, Eucalyptus, Lavender, Thyme, Rosemary, Basil oil enriched coconut oil emulsion on shelf life and quality of ambient stored mango cv. Rangkuai were evaluated. Citronella oil (Cymbopogon nardus) @ 0.5% (v/v) was found to maintain low weight loss (5.14%), high fruit firmness (52.85 N/cm2), ascorbic acid (33.62 mg/100 g), total phenol (89.67 mg/100 g) and least fruit decay (8.33%) at 12 days after storage (DAS) and had delayed accumulation of pulp colour (L: 91.06, a: -2.61, b : 24.03), β-carotene (3.85 mg/100 g) and total sugar (4.46%) for delayed ripening, thus found to extend the shelf life by 7 days compared with control (12.85 days).

Bangladesh J. Bot. 50(4): 1143-1149, 2021 (December)

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2021-12-31

How to Cite

Mandal, D. ., & Mualchin, M. . (2021). Effects of Essential Oils on Post Harvest Quality and Shelf Life of Mango (Mangifera Indica L.). Bangladesh Journal of Botany, 50(4), 1143–1149. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjb.v50i4.57082

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