Effect of antimelanotic treatment and vacuum packaging on melanosis and quality of ice stored tiger shrimps

02 April 2014

Researchers at the Fisheries College in India studied the effect of vacuum packaging in combination with antimelanotic treatment on quality characteristics and melanosis in farmed tiger shrimp.
The treated vacuum packed shrimps had a shelf life of 24 days, whereas air packed shrimp had 16 days only. Melanosis was absent in the shrimps from both the lots throughout the storage period. Based on the results, it could be concluded that the combination of antimelanotic treatment (sulphite mixture) and packaging could significantly delay the occurrence of melanosis and increase the storage life of shrimp in ice. An article about the research is published in the SAARC Journal of Agriculture.
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