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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Effect of packaging materials on physiological parameters of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Hisar Safeda during storage after transportation

Author(s): Avesh, Surender Singh, MK Rana and Sheena Nain
Abstract: An experiment was conducted in Post-harvest Laboratory of the Department of Horticulture, CCS Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar to find the effect of nine packaging materials viz., sealed and perforated poly bags, wooden boxes with no cushioning, wooden boxes lined with newspaper lining, wooden boxes with paddy straw, wooden boxes lined with newspaper cuttings, corrugated fibreboard boxes lined with newspaper cuttings, corrugated fibreboard boxes without newspaper cuttings and plastic crates without cushioning used during transportation, on physiological parameters of guava cv. Hisar Safeda stored at room temperature during rainy season of 2017. The total distance covered by road for the transportation of packed guava fruits was 200 km (Hisar to Charkhi Dadri and back to Hisar). The data were recorded on physiological loss in weight, decay loss or spoilage, fruit firmness, change in colour and injury during storage. The results reveal that the guava fruits packed in sealed poly bags had minimum physiological and decay loss, while the fruits packed in corrugated fibreboard box with newspaper cuttings retained maximum firmness with minimum injury. However, the guava fruits packed in perforated poly bags, wooden box lined with paddy straw and corrugated fibreboard boxes lined with newspaper cuttings maintained their colour in acceptable limit at the end of storage. The results of the experiment indicate that corrugated fibreboard boxes had a significantly overall positive influence on most of the recorded parameters.
Pages: 40-44  |  658 Views  26 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Avesh, Surender Singh, MK Rana and Sheena Nain. Effect of packaging materials on physiological parameters of guava (Psidium guajava L.) cv. Hisar Safeda during storage after transportation. 2019; 8(1S): 40-44.
Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry