Studies on the effect of packaging materials on shelf life of mango cv. Amrapali
Mounika Taduri, NN Reddy, Jyothi Lakshmi N and Veena joshi
An investigation was conducted to study the effect of different packaging materials to maintain shelf life of mango cv. Amrapali at ambient storage conditions. Fruits of mango were harvested at firm mature stage, packed in different packaging materials, viz. LDPE + 5% perforation, LDPE +Blotting paper, LDPE + Blotting paper + 5% perforation, Gunny bag, cotton cloth bag, plastic fertilizer bag, mesh bag, control (without packaging). The fruits packed in different packaging materials had lower physiological loss in weight (PLW), more firmness, slower ripening, negligible spoilage, better colour development, as compared to control fruits. After two weeks of storage, fruits packed in perforated LDPE maintained lower PLW, desirable firmness, minimum spoilage and better quality as compared to other treatments. The study revealed that mango fruits of Cv. Amrapali packed in 5% perforated LDPE polythene films can be stored for 16 days, as compared to unpacked control fruits which had storage life of 9 days.
How to cite this article:
Mounika Taduri, NN Reddy, Jyothi Lakshmi N, Veena joshi. Studies on the effect of packaging materials on shelf life of mango cv. Amrapali. Pharma Innovation 2017;6(6):54-57.