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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 1
First page : (1558) Last page : (1563)
Article doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2948

A Review on Physicochemical Changes in Fresh Horticultural Produce under Cold Storage Condition

V. Arun Prasath1*, Aarthy Viswanath2 and S. Ganapathy3
1Teaching Assistant, 2Research scholars and 3Professor and Head,
Department of Food & Agricultural Process Engineering, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore
*Corresponding Author E-mail: arun16foodengg@gmail.com
Received: 4.05.2017  |  Revised: 10.06.2017   |  Accepted: 13.06.2017  


India is the second leading producer of fruits and vegetables with 76.4 million tonnes and 156.3 million tonnes respectively and about 13% of the world’s production of fruits and vegetables is done in India2. About 30% of fruits and vegetables produced in India are wasted annually due to the non-availability of handling and storage facilities1. Also much of the produce do not move under continuous cold chain. The postharvest life and quality of fruits and vegetables is affected by temperature greatly than other factors. Quality loss after harvest occurs as a consequence of physiological and biological processes, the rates of which are influenced primarily by product temperature. There are many bottlenecks in the supply chain system of fruits and vegetables. Besides the lack of cold storage facilities, cooling as an essential postharvest operation. Study of physicochemical changes take place during cooling is essential to determine the quality of fruits and vegetables during storage period.

Key words: Physiochemical changes, Cold Storage, Fruits and vegetables.

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Cite this article: Prasath, V.A., Viswanath, A. and Ganapathy, S., A Review on Physicochemical Changes in Fresh Horticultural Produce under Cold Storage Condition, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(1): 1558-1563 (2018). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.18782/2320-7051.2948