International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part I (2016)
Application of biopolymer in postharvest shelf life enhancement of strawberry fruit
The objective of this study was to examine how biopolymer coatings at concentrations (1, 2% w/v) incorporated with anti-browning agents (0.75% w/v) influenced the characteristics of strawberry fruit during refrigeration storage. The addition of biopolymer coatings increased the firmness, reduced browning index compared to the control. Emulsion coated samples also showed significant (p≤0.05) increase in DPPH radical scavenging activity compared to the control sample. The present study confirmed that biopolymer coatings could be used to extend the postharvest shelf life of fruits especially strawberry.
How to cite this article:
Muhammad Farooq, Amir Gull, Gulzar Ahmad Nayik. Application of biopolymer in postharvest shelf life enhancement of strawberry fruit. Int J Appl Res 2016;2(2):581-583.