Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Titrable Acidity and Vitamin C Content of Citrus Fruits

Authors

  • Iftekhar Ahmad Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • Mizanur Rahman Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • Md Mahfuzur Rahman Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • Md Mehbub Mustain Alam Department of Food Engineering and Tea Technology, Shahjalal University of Science and Technology, Sylhet
  • Md Shakawat Hussain Food Technology Division, Institute of Food and Radiation Biology, Atomic Energy Research Establishment, Savar, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13986

Keywords:

Citrus macroptera (Satkora), Citrus assamensis (Ginger lime), Titratable Acidity, Vitamin C, Gamma Radiation

Abstract

The study was carried out to assess effect of gamma radiation on the acidity and vitamin C content of the Citrus macroptera (Satkora) and Citrus assamensis (Ginger lime). Irradiation with doses 0.5, 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 kGy were applied to assess the effect on the titrable acidity and vitamin C contents every one week interval for total five weeks. Both titrable acidity and vitamin C content of C. macroptera, and C. assamensis are sensitive to both gamma radiation and storage time; have decreased with increase of radiation does as well as storage time and this changes of vitamin C and titrable acidity content with gamma radiation and increasing storage period have found statistically significant.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13986

Int. J. Agril. Res. Innov. & Tech. 2 (1): 1-6, June, 2012

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2013-02-28

How to Cite

Ahmad, I., Rahman, M., Rahman, M. M., Alam, M. M. M., & Hussain, M. S. (2013). Effect of Gamma Radiation on the Titrable Acidity and Vitamin C Content of Citrus Fruits. International Journal of Agricultural Research, Innovation and Technology, 2(1), 1–6. https://doi.org/10.3329/ijarit.v2i1.13986

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