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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 6
First page : (307) Last page : (311)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5466

Studies on the Influence of Packaging Materials on Biochemical Changes of Mango c. v. Amrapali (Mangifera indica L.)

Mounika Taduri1*, N. N. Reddy2, N. Jyothi Lakshmi2 and Veena Joshi1
1SKLTS Horticulture University, Rajendra nagar-500030, Hyderabad, Telangana
2CRIDA, Principal Scientist, Department of Horticulture, Santhosh Nagar-500059(TS)
*Corresponding Author E-mail: tadurimounika@gmail.com
Received: 18.08.2017  |  Revised: 28.09.2017   |  Accepted: 4.10.2017  


An investigation was conducted to study the effect of different packaging materials to maintain shelf life and quality of mango cv. Amrapali at ambient storage conditions. Fruits of mango were harvested at firm mature stage, packed in different packaging materials, viz. LDPE + 5% perforation, LDPE +Blotting paper, LDPE + Blotting paper + 5% perforation, Gunny bag, cotton cloth bag, plastic fertilizer bag, mesh bag, control (without packaging).Among the treatments the maximum total soluble solids recorded during 12th day of storage (21.92 Brixº) in fruits of LDPE Bags with 5% perforation whereas Minimum T.S.S. (16.19º Brix) was recorded in control.The fruits packed in LDPE +5 % ventilation recorded higher TSS: Acid ratio 107.44 whereas lower TSS: Acid ratio recorded in control.The total sugar, reducing non reducing sugars were also more recorded in LDPE +5 % ventilation lowest sugars was observed in control.After two weeks of storage, fruits packed in perforated LDPE retained high percentage of TSS,desirable firmness, minimum spoilage and better quality as compared to other treatments. The study revealed that mango fruits of Cv. Amrapali packed in 5% perforated LDPE polythene films can be stored for 16 days, as compared to unpacked control fruits which had storage life of 9 days.

Key words: Amrapali, Cotton cloth bag, LDPE, Gunny bag, Mango.

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Cite this article: Taduri, M., Reddy, N.N., Lakshmi, N.J. and Joshi, V., Studies on the Influence of Packaging Materials on Biochemical Changes of Mango c. v. Amrapali (Mangifera indica L.), Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.5(6): 307-311 (2017). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.5466