Changes in Physiological and Chemical Properties of the Potatoes during Storage

감자 저장중(貯藏中)에 일어나는 생리화학적(生理化學的) 변화(變化)에 관(關)한 연구(硏究)

  • 우상규 (한양대학교 식품영양학과)
  • Received : 1983.07.30
  • Published : 1983.09.30


The water content, respiration rate, solid, and starch contents in the potate tuber of May Queen and Namjak stored at $5^{\circ}C$ and $20^{\circ}C$ were determined during 27 week period. Changes in appearance of the surface and internal tissue also were observed. The dormancy period of May Queen stored at $5^{\circ}C$ and $20^{\circ}C$ was 12 seeks, but Namjak at $5^{\circ}C$ and $20^{\circ}C$ were 9 weeks and 21 weeks, respectively. Greening developed from 12 weeks in the tuber of May Queen at $5^{\circ}C$ and browning of Namjak stored at $5^{\circ}C$ was observed from 6 weeks. In both potatoes stored at $20^{\circ}C$, the rates of respiration were higher than those stored at $5^{\circ}C$, and the rates increased continuously after sprouting at $20^{\circ}C$ but maintained at the low level at $5^{\circ}C$. Solid and starch contents of Namjak were always higher than those of May Queen during 27 weeks, but the levels did not change significantly with time. Solid and starch contents at $20^{\circ}C$ maintained at higher level than at $5^{\circ}C$.



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