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Effects of Storage Temperature on Quality of Fresh Ginseng during Distribution
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Effects of Storage Temperature on Quality of Fresh Ginseng during Distribution
Lee, Ji Hyun; Chio, Ji Weon; Hong, Yoon Pyo; Kim, Geum Soog;
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Background : This study was conducted to determine out the effect of storage temperature on the quality of fresh ginseng (Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer) during distribution. Methods and Results : Fresh ginseng was washed, packed in low density polyethylene (LDPE) film, then stored at 0, -2 and . After 4 weeks of storage, ginseng was then stored at , as a simulation of the distribution process. Ginseng stored at showed higher respiration rate, ethylene production and electrolyte conductivity during the distribution phase than those stored at 0 and . Decay and browning rate rapidly increased following 3 weeks of distribution in samples stored . However ginseng stored , which is below freezing point, for 4 weeks did not show the physiological change or quality deterioration. Ginsenoside contents decreased during storage for all plant, but did not differ significantly between storage temperatures. Conclusions : Storage at temperatures below can negatively affect respiratory characteristics and electrolyte leakage and increase quality deterioration and decay rates during distribution.
Panax ginseng C. A. Meyer;Fresh Ginseng;Quality;Respiration;Storage Temperature;
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