Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry
Vol. 10, Special Issue 2 (2021)
Studies on storage and packaging of marigold flowers
Prashant Sharma, Bharati Kashyap and Shabnam Pangtu
The present investigations entitled, “Studies on packaging and storage of marigold flowers” were carried out at Department of Floriculture and Landscape Architecture, Dr Y.S. Parmar University of Horticulture and Forestry, Nauni, Solan (H.P) during 2016-2017. The objective of the study was to find out the suitable packaging material for the marigold flowers. Polyethylene, cellophane and newspaper were used as packaging materials. Experiments were conducted in a Completely Randomized Design (factorial). Results revealed that among packaging materials maximum shelf life (4.13 days) with best freshness index, maximum moisture content, minimum weight loss and minimum spoilage of flowers was observed in the cardboard boxes lined with polyethylene as compared to flowers packed in cardboard boxes lined with newspaper and cellophane. More shelf life (5.00 days) at room temperature was observed in three day storage than the six days storage (3.25 day). In case of storage conditions more shelf life (3.81 days) was observed in flowers stored in cold storage than the flowers stored at room temperature (2.56 days).
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Prashant Sharma, Bharati Kashyap and Shabnam Pangtu. Studies on storage and packaging of marigold flowers. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2021;10(2S):32-37.