Volume 4 Issue VIS Article 3

Effects of microperforated polypropylene film packaging on mangosteen fruits quality at low temperature storage

Nguyen Van Phong*; Duong Thi Cam Nhung;

Division of Postharvest Technology, Southern Horticultural Research Institute (SOFRI), Long Dinh Ward, ChauThanh District, TienGiang Province, Vietnam.

Keywords: Polypopylene, Lifespan, Storage, Mangosteen and Quality

Page No: 706 - 713

Received - June 10, 2016; Revision - August 21, 2016; Accepted - December 16, 2016
Available Online - December 29, 2016


The study was conducted to explore the effects of micro-perforated polypropylene (PP) film bag with different numbers of perforations (holes) on the quality of mangosteen fruit stored for 25 days at 13°C. Further, study was aimed to identify a best suitable method for packaging mangosteen which can improve the storage time along with maintaining the fruit quality. In this study fruits were packed in expanded PP perforated with different numbers of holes i.e. 10, 20, 30 and 40 per bag, and the results were compared with the commercially available MAP-Lifespan bag and non-bagged treatment. The experiment was carried out in completely randomized design with 4 replications and 12 fruits per replication. After10, 20 and 25 days of storage, gas composition of package and physicochemical qualities of the fruit were determined. The results of study revealed that fruits stored in polypropylene bags with 30 pores (PP30) could maintained the postharvest quality of mangosteen up to 25 days at 13oC and reported more effective than the MAP Lifespan bag. These results can recommended that PP30 can use for commercial purpose.

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