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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 11, Issue 1 (2022)

Review: Effects of edible coating on fresh-cut fruits

Author(s):

Nisha Khatodiya and Manisha Malik

Abstract:

Fresh-cut fruits have a shorter shelf life due to its perishable nature. Edible coating being biodegradable and environmental friendly, provides protective covering to fresh-cut fruits. This review covered the effects of edible coating on fresh cut fruits, i.e., apple, apricot, banana, kiwi, mango, papaya, pineapple, strawberries, watermelon and melon. It was observed that edible coating positively affected weight loss, titratable acidity, ph, firmness, shelf life, color, respiration rate and microbial load in fresh cut fruits. Shelf life of all fresh-cut fruits was significantly enhanced by edible coating. Being pre-processed products, it also reduced the time required for cutting fruits. Sensory scores were also acceptable for edible-coated fruits. Literature available on the extension of shelf life of fresh-cut fruits are not sufficient especially of kiwi, strawberry, banana and mango.

Pages: 192-199  |  784 Views  353 Downloads


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How to cite this article:
Nisha Khatodiya and Manisha Malik. Review: Effects of edible coating on fresh-cut fruits. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2022;11(1):192-199. DOI: 10.22271/phyto.2022.v11.i1c.14342

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