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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (1574) Last page : (1581)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3019

Influence of Packaging and Storage Conditions on Enzymatic Activities in Paddy

D. Saida Naik1* and M. B. Chetti2
1Assistant Professor, Department of Crop Physiology, College of Agriculture, Rajendranagar Hyderabad
2Assistant Director General (HRD), Educational Division ICAR, Pusa, New Delhi-110012
*Corresponding Author E-mail: saidanaik94@gmail.com
Received: 26.05.2017  |  Revised: 23.06.2017   |  Accepted: 29.06.2017  


The study was conducted to find out the influence of packaging and storage conditions on enzymatic activities of paddy. Paddy seeds were stored in different packaging materials viz; vacuum packed bags (C1), polythene bags (C2), cloth bags (C3) and gunny bags (C4) stored at room temperature (25 ± 2º C) and cold storage (4 ± 1º C) for a period of 18 months.Treatments involved packing of seeds with different packaging materials (vacuum packed bags, gunny, polythene and cloth bags) stored under both room temperature and cold storage. All the enzymes decreased with an increased storage period. Among the containers,lower enzymatic activities were observed in vacuum packed bags compared to polythene bags. But a higher enzymatic activity was observed in gunny bags followed by cloth bags.

Key words: Paddy, Enzymes, Anti-oxidants, Vacuum packaging, Storage

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Cite this article: Naik, D.S. and Chetti, M.B., Influence of Packaging and Storage Conditions on Enzymatic Activities in Paddy, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 1574-1581 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.3019