Quality apricot: Influence of material and ethylene scavenger

27 February 2015

Researchers at Karakoram International University in Pakistan evaluated the influence of different packaging materials and ethylene absorbent on the quality of apricot cv. Habi during ambient storage.
The results demonstrated that the highest loss of quality was observed in control and paper wrapped sets followed by high and medium density packaging films. They concluded that apricot harvested at commercial maturity stage and packed with low density polyethylene films along with ethylene scavenger (KMnO4) can be successfully stored at ambient conditions up to two weeks. An article about the research is published in Food Science and Quality Management.
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