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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (234) Last page : (240)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5044

Effect of Packaging Material on Quality and Storability of Sapota (Manilkara achras (Mill.) Fosberg) var. Kalipatti

Nikhil Ankalagi*, Bukya Krishna, A. K. Banik and Manisha Ch. Momin
Department of Post Harvest Technology of Horticultural Crops, Faculty of Horticulture, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia-741252
*Corresponding Author E-mail: nikhilca23@gmail.com
Received: 23.06.2017  |  Revised: 29.07.2017   |  Accepted: 2.08.2017  


Freshly harvested, well matured sapota fruits of var. Kalipatti were subjected to different post harvest treatments viz., 50µ LDPE (T1), 75 µ LDPE (T2), 100 µ LDPE (T3), and control (T4) with 3 replications in Factorial CRD design and stored in ambient condition (Temp: minimum 270C , maximum  380C, and RH: 85-90%). Observations were recorded on physiological loss of weight (%), TSS (Brix), titratable acidity (%), reducing sugar (%), total sugar (%), TSS: Acid ratio (%), organoleptic quality and physical parameters at three days intervals. The results revealed that sapota var. Kalipatti fruits packed in 100µ LDPE (T3) proved to be the best treatments followed by 75µ LDPE (T2) among all the treatments under ambient condition which improves the quality and storability of fruits and also reduced the post–harvest losses without adversely affecting the fruit quality of sapota. As the 100µ LDPE (T3) shows the lowest PLW (%), lowest titratable acidity (%), and highest TSS (Brix), reducing sugar (%), total sugar (%), TSS: Acid ratio (%), and Organoleptic quality compare to other treatments. In general, PLW (%) and titratable acidity (%) continuously decreased during storage while, reducing sugar (%) and total sugar (%) increased up to 6th day of storage; there after it steadily decreased during subsequent period of storage. Organoleptic rating revealed superiority of T3 and T2 over other treatments while the control fruits were not acceptable on 9th day.

Key words: Biochemical characters, LDPE bags, organoleptic quality, Storage, Cricket Ball.

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Cite this article: Ankalagi, N., Krishna, B., Banik, A.K. and Ch. Momin, M, Effect of Packaging Material on Quality and Storability of Sapota (Manilkara achras (Mill.) Fosberg) var. Kalipatti, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 234-240 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5044