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Agricultural and Biological Sciences Journal, Vol.1, No.3, Jun. 2015, Pub. Date: Apr. 22, 2015
Effect of Nopal Gel Solution on the Preservation of Banana (Musa Paradisiaca)
Pages: 95-99 Views: 2767 Downloads: 1042
Authors
[01] Le Pham Tan Quoc, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial university of Ho Chi Minh City, 12 Nguyen Van Bao street, Ward 4, Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
[02] Truong Hoang Duy, Institute of Biotechnology and Food Technology, Industrial university of Ho Chi Minh City, 12 Nguyen Van Bao street, Ward 4, Go Vap district, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
Abstract
Bananas are tropical plants grown widely in Vietnam. In this study, we used gel from Nopal cactus to make edible film and examined its effect on postharvest preservation of banana fruits. The examined parameters included: changes in weight loss, level of reducing sugars, respiration intensity and total acid content. The results show that Nopal gel significantly improves preservation of banana fruits.
Keywords
Banana, Edible Film, Nopal Cactus, Storage, Respiration
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