Food Science and Technology (Campinas)
Print version ISSN 0101-2061
BATKAN, Aynur; KUNDAKCI, Akif and ERGONUL, Bülent. Effect of holding period prior to storage on the chemical attributes of Starking Delicious apples during refrigerated storage. Ciênc. Tecnol. Aliment. [online]. 2012, vol.32, n.2, pp. 223-227. Epub Apr 12, 2012. ISSN 0101-2061. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0101-20612012005000041.
In this research, the effects of three different holding periods (6, 12 and 24 hours) prior to storage on the quality attributes of Starking Delicious apples were investigated during storage of 8 months at 0.5 ± 1.0 ºC. Changes in weight loss, flesh firmness, pH values, soluble dry matter amount, titratable acidity values, ascorbic acid contents, and total and reducing sugar content were determined. According to the results, the holding period showed statistically significant changes in the quality attributes of the apples (p < 0.05).
Keywords : apple; storage; quality.