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Revista Brasileira de Fruticultura

Print version ISSN 0100-2945On-line version ISSN 1806-9967

Abstract

PFAFFENBACH, Luciana Bittencourt; CASTRO, Josalba Vidigal de; CARVALHO, Cássia Regina Limonta  and  ROSSETTO, Carlos Jorge. The effect of modified atmosphere and refrigeration on post-harvest of mango red espada. Rev. Bras. Frutic. [online]. 2003, vol.25, n.3, pp.410-413. ISSN 0100-2945.  https://doi.org/10.1590/S0100-29452003000300012.

The present research was aimed to evaluate the post-harvest behavior of mango Red Espada in refrigeration and the potencial of the modified atmosphere technology, tending to permit a best post-harvest conservation of mangoes. The modified atmosphere was obtained using PVC (6µm), PEBD (25µm), PEBD (25µm) with ethylene absorber sachet, permeable selective film with ethylene absorber in its structure (Conservax) and control (without film). The fruits were maintained at 12°C and 90% RH. The quality valuation occurred weekly after refrigeration and after permanence of fruits at ambient air temperature. Parameters as fruit weight loss, peel and fresh color, firmness, decay incidence, pH, total soluble solids, titratable acidity and their ratios were evaluated. PEBD+sachet affected positively the quality maintainence and Conservax harmed the maturity of mangos.

Keywords : mango; post-harvest; package; fruit quality.

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