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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Studies on the post-harvest shelf-life extension of baby corn (Zea mays) using edible coating

Author(s):
Sheetal Lochav and Rahul Vinayak Salve
Abstract:
The study investigated the edible coatings (Chitosan and Carboxyl methyl cellulose) effects on some quality parameters of baby corn during its storage period. Two concentrations (1% and 2%) of chitosan and carboxyl methyl cellulose were applied on baby corn and analysed periodically for 15 days. The results depicted that baby corn treated with 1% carboxyl methyl cellulose (CMC) had most positive and effective results. Baby corn treated with 1% CMC had significantly lower weight loss (3.95%) and spoilage percentage (6.34%) as compared to untreated control with respective values of 7.55% and 11.72%. The same treated had higher values for firmness, ascorbic acid, phenolic content and titratable acidity with respective values of 8.45 N, 5.65 mg/100 g pulp, 40.40 mg/100 g pulp and 0.77%. From the investigation, it was concluded that CMC with 1% concentration was the most effective in preserving and maintaining the physical and physio-chemical attributes of aby corn up to 15 days as compared to untreated control.
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How to cite this article:
Sheetal Lochav, Rahul Vinayak Salve. Studies on the post-harvest shelf-life extension of baby corn (Zea mays) using edible coating. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):465-470.

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