Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Peaches (Prunus persica L. Batsch) for Distribution at Ambient Temperature

복숭아의 상온유통을 위한 기능성 포장기법

  • Published : 1999.10.31

Abstract

Modified atmosphere packaging of peaches(Prunus persica L. Batsch) was investigated to extend their freshness during distribution. Peaches were packaged in the PE film(20LD, 40LD), the PE film modified by addition of 5%(w/w) zeolite(20CK, 40CK), and the PE film containing $Purafil^{\circledR}$ sachet(20LP, 40LP). Quality indexes of peaches during storage at $20^{\circ}C$ were measured in terms of weight loss, soluble solids content, pH, titratable activity, firmness, color and sensory properties. Gas composition and ethylene content In the film bags changed rapidly at the early stage of storage. Within 8 days, weight loss of the unpacked control increased upto ll.8% but those of the packaged remained below 2%. There was no significant difference in soluble solids content and pH in all the treatments. Ethanol content of peaches packed in 40LD was 12.88 mL/kg and acetaldehyde content in 40CK was $160\;{\mu}L/kg$ for 8 days. Peaches packed in 20CK showed a good visual and sensory Quality. The result suggested that active packaging treatment such as 20CK could be used for extending freshness of peaches during transport period at ambient temperature.

Keywords

peach;modified atmosphere packaging;freshness