In this research, some quality changes during storage at 4Â Â°C were assessed in fresh-cut fruits of a âlong-storage tomatoâ landrace, packaged in biocompostable materials (PLA Ingeo tray/NatureFlexâ¢ film) or in conventional plastics (PET tray + polypropylene film). The effects of dipping in CaCl2on the shelf-life extension were also assessed. Plants were cultivated both off-season (greenhouse) and in-season (open field). CO2and O2concentration, fruit weight loss, firmness, colour, microbial load were measured at 0, 4, 7, 12Â days of storage. Headspace gas changes and fruit weight loss were minimised in conventional package. BIO package prevented water condensation, led to max 5% weight loss and made fruits less susceptible to spoilage. Dipping in CaCl2induced better firmness, especially in biopackage. Off-season fruits had overall lower quality than in-season fruits; however, these may contribute to extend the production season, with interesting marketing implications for the agri-food industry.
|Titolo:||Quality aspects of fresh-cut "long-storage tomato' as affected by package, calcium chloride and storage time|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2018|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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