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Vol. 12, Issue 1 (2023)

Effect of postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality attributes of banana cv. Nendran (Musa AAB) under ambient storage conditions

Author(s):
Maya T, Sailaja Kumari MS, Chinju EA and Neeraja Suresh
Abstract:
India is the largest producer of banana (Musa spp.), the world’s favourite but highly perishable fruit. Nendran, a French plantain, is the most important banana cultivar in Kerala. An experiment was conducted to study the effect of various post-harvest treatments viz., Pseudomonas fluorescens (1%), hot water at 50 ℃, Trichoderma viride (1%), chitosan (0.5%), a combination of chitosan (0.5%) and gum arabic (5%), salicylic acid (200 ppm), boric acid (1%), calcium chloride (1%), Bacillus subtilis (1%) on the shelf life of Nendran banana open stored at 30-34 ℃ and 65-76% relative humidity. The experimental results revealed that Trichoderma and hot water treated fruits recorded minimum weight loss, lower decay, and maximum marketability with an additional shelf life of three days. But hot water treatment proved to be better for fruit quality attributes compared to Trichoderma and hence can be used as an eco-friendly postharvest treatment in banana cv. Nendran for storage under ambient conditions.
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How to cite this article:
Maya T, Sailaja Kumari MS, Chinju EA, Neeraja Suresh. Effect of postharvest treatments on shelf life and quality attributes of banana cv. Nendran (Musa AAB) under ambient storage conditions. Pharma Innovation 2023;12(1):901-907.

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