Changes in the Quality Characteristics of Muskmelon Treated with Different Concentrations of 1-MCP During Storage

1-Methylcyclopropene(1-MCP) 처리농도에 따른 머스크멜론(Cucumis melo L.)의 품질특성 변화

  • Received : 2009.10.12
  • Accepted : 2010.01.22
  • Published : 2010.06.30


Changes in the quality characteristics of muskmelon were analyzed by treating samples with 500, 1,000, and 1,500 ppb 1-MCP every 4 days and then storing the samples at $10^{\circ}C$. The weight losses of the MCP treated samples were lower than those of the control, while there were no differences in the concentrations among treatments. The firmness was maintained at a higher value in 1-MCP treated samples than the control during the storage period and showed the highest value in the 1,000 ppb treatment. The L-values (brightness of samples) in the 500 and 1,000 ppb treatments were kept constant during the storage period, while that of the control showed a decreasing trend after four days of storage. The bvalues and yellowness, were decreased after showing an increasing trend in both treatments and the control as the storage period passed. The respiration rates of 1-MCP treated samples were lower than the control, with the lowest value being observed in the 1,000 ppb treatment. The texture observed upon sensory evaluation was higher and freshness was maintained longer in the 1,000 ppb treatment. Therefore, 1,000 ppb 1-MCP was considered to be the most effective concentration for treatment of muskmelon.


1-methylcyclopropene;muskmelon;weight loss;hardness;soluble solid content


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