Use of Pro-Long to extend the storage life of avocados
thesisposted on 2018-10-17, 15:37 authored by Hussein H.T. Tarimo
The effect of Pro-Long on the storage life of avocados (Persea americana Mill.) varieties Fuerte and Hass was investigated. 1.5% to 1.8% Pro-Long for Fuerte variety were found to be the optimum concentrations to reduce weight loss, retard respiratory rate and ripening. Other changes assessed during storage include chlorophyll, carotenoid, ascorbic acid, moisture, lipid, sugar and phenolic content, texture, acidity and organoleptic properties. Pro-Long also imparted a gloss to the fruit which is an added advantage. [Continues.]
British Council (fellowship).
- Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
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NotesA Master's Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Master of Philosophy at Loughborough University.