Chemical, physical and physical-chemical characterization of physalis cultivated in greenhouse

Filipe Almendagna Rodrigues Edwaldo dos Santos Penoni Joyce Dória Rodrigues Soares Renata Alves Lara Silva Moacir Pasqual About the authors

The physalis (Physalis peruviana L.) is a fruit belonging to the Solanaceae family, widespread in the international market, mainly for its flavor and its medicinal characteristics, making it attractive to the market and marketing. This study aimed to determine and correlate the biometrics submitted by fruits and seeds and characterize physical, chemical and physico- chemically physalis fruit grown in the greenhouse in Lavras-MG. Were evaluated in the fruits of physalis characters longitudinal and transverse diameters of the fruit, fruit weight, fruit mass with Chalice, seed mass per fruit, 100 seed weight, weight of 1000 seeds and number of seeds per fruit, and these characteristics were evaluated when the cup was in the yellow stage. We also evaluated the firmness, fruit color, soluble solids, titratable acidity, pH, total soluble sugars, total and soluble pectin. Growing physalis (P. peruviana L.) in a greenhouse can be recommended because this condition allows obtaining appropriate features fruit with marketing standards, such as soluble solids content of at least 14ºBrix and ratio ≥ 6.0.

Physalis peruviana L.; soluble solids; firmness; fruticulture; Solanaceae


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