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Effect of different days of postharvest treatment and CO2 concentrations on the quality of `Seolhyang` strawberry during storage
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  • Journal title : Korean Journal of Food Preservation
  • Volume 23, Issue 1,  2016, pp.12-19
  • Publisher : The Korean Society of Food Preservation
  • DOI : 10.11002/kjfp.2016.23.1.12
 Title & Authors
Effect of different days of postharvest treatment and CO2 concentrations on the quality of `Seolhyang` strawberry during storage
Kim, Ji-Gang; Choi, Ji-Woen; Park, Me-Hea;
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This study was conducted to determine treatment condition to extend the shelf-life of `Seolhyang` strawberry. Fresh strawberries with red color on 80% of the fruit surface were harvested. The samples at two different stages (on the and day after harvest) were placed in a gas-tight chamber with 0, 5, 15, or 30% concentration for 3 hours at . Then, the strawberry samples were immediately packaged in a PET tray and stored at . The carbon dioxide treatment was effective in maintaining the quality of `Seolhyang` strawberries treated on the day after harvest. These samples had higher firmness, lower redness, softening index, and decay rate compared to samples treated on the day after harvest. Treatment with both 15 and 30% of concentration on the day after harvest induced an increase of firmness of `Seolhyang` strawberry after the treatment. Samples treated with 15 and 30% the day after harvest maintained quality for 10 days. However, samples treated with on the day after harvest lost marketability at 10 days of storage. At the atmosphere containing 30% on the day after harvest was most effective in reducing decay rate and fruit softening, and maintaining bright red color of strawberries among different concentrations. Therefore, a 30% treatment within one day after harvest can be a practical postharvest technology to extend shelf-life of `Seolhyang` strawberry.
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