Evaluation of Physiological and Orgaleptic Properties of Mango cv. Kesar as Influenced by Ionizing Radiation and Storage Temperature
Radiation processing of fruits involves exposure to short wave energy to achieve a specific purpose to maintain the physiological changes and sensory quality of the product. The effect of gamma irradiation and storage temperature on physiological changes and organoleptic properties of mango fruit var. Kesar was studied. The fruits were exposed to gamma radiation at different doses i.e. 0.00kGy, 0.20kGy, 0.40kGy and 0.60kGy from the radio isotope 60Co and stored at different storage environments i.e. at ambient storage (27±2°Cwith 60-70% RH); at 9°C with 90% RH; at 12°C with 90% RH and control atmosphere storage ( at 12°C, O2 2%, CO2 3% and RH 90%). The fruits irradiated with 0.40kGy gamma rays and stored at 9°C storage temperature with 90% RH recorded maximum reduction in physiological loss in weight and reduced ripening. The minimum physiological loss in weight and ripening and highest marketability of fruits was recorded from fruits irradiated with 0.40kGy gamma rays and stored at 12°C storage temperature with 90 RH including maximum scores on skin colour, pulp colour, texture, taste and overall acceptability at the end of shelf life (41.43 days).
SAARC J. Agri., 11(2): 69-80 (2013)
© SAARC Agricultural Centre
Copyright on any research article is transferred in full to SAARC Journal of Agriculture upon publication in the journal. The copyright transfer includes the right to reproduce and distribute the article in any form of reproduction (printing, electronic media or any other form).
Articles in the SAARC Journal of Agriculture are Open Access articles published under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License] CC BY License.
This license permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.