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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Issue 3 (2020)

Effect of heat shrinkable film on storability of Citrus cv. Assam Lemon [Citrus limon Burm.f.] under ambient conditions

Author(s):

NG Piloo, SR Singh, O Messar, THE Vida and AK Pandey

Abstract:
A study was conducted to observe the effect of heat shrinkable films on shelf-life and quality of Assam Lemon [Citrus limon Burm.f.] stored under ambient conditions. Fully mature green Assam Lemon fruits collected from Orchard of the College of Horticulture & Forestry, Pasighat were subjected to three treatments viz. T1(Individual Shrink wrapping), T2(Shrink Wrapping in trays), T3(Control treatment) and were stored in ambient condition (29-32oC temperature with 55-78% relative humidity). Observations on PLW, TSS, titratable acidity, sensory quality, colour and marketability were recorded. Results revealed that heat shrinkable films influenced the quality parameters of Assam Lemon during storage. However, considering the physical and quality parameters, it was found that T1(Individual Shrink wrapping) was the superior treatment having high marketable fruits, low physiological loss in weight (3.924%), better retention of colour, TSS(4.23oBrix), titratable acidity(4.93%) with better sensory score as compared to T2 (Shrink Wrapping in trays) and T3 (Control treatment). The investigation revealed that Lemons could be stored up to 30-35 days when individually packed in heat shrinkable films with least PLW while maintaining the fruit quality at the same time under the ambient room temperature which can be recommended for Assam Lemon growers.

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How to cite this article:
NG Piloo, SR Singh, O Messar, THE Vida and AK Pandey. Effect of heat shrinkable film on storability of Citrus cv. Assam Lemon [Citrus limon Burm.f.] under ambient conditions. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(3):797-800.

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