|Authors: ||E.R.V. Bayogan, A.T. Lacap , L.B. Secretaria, V.L. Loquias|
|Keywords: ||fruit wax, cling wrap, santol, visual quality|
The postharvest quality of waxed and cling-wrapped ‘Bangkok’ santol [Sandoricum koetjape (Burm. f.) Merr.] fruit held under ambient room conditions (24±0.63°C, 86±4% RH) was evaluated.
At 13 DAT (days after treatment), wrapped fruit still had a good visual quality (rating of 5.4) with the least weight loss of 5.4%. The lightness, L*, and yellowness, b*, of the skin color of santol were likewise better maintained.
Consistently better visual quality and reduced decay were observed in wrapped fruit compared with the control and waxed fruit particularly at the later periods of holding where the latter fruit were fair to poor.
As in control, early fruit shriveling was evident in waxed fruit while the onset was delayed in wrapped fruit.
Aril pH tended to increase with time.
Total soluble solids, firmness, and browning did not vary with treatment.
Based on the results, the postharvest quality of ‘Bangkok’ santol fruit held at ambient is better maintained by using cling wrap film.
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