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ISHS Acta Horticulturae 1120: XXIX International Horticultural Congress on Horticulture: Sustaining Lives, Livelihoods and Landscapes (IHC2014): International Symposia on Postharvest Knowledge for the Future and Consumer and Sensory Driven Improvements to Fruits and Nuts

Influence of temperature and package materials on loss of fresh vegetables during transport

Authors:   H.T.T. Mai, H.T.L. Hang, N.T.T. Huong
Keywords:   postharvest loss, temperature, physical damage
DOI:   10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1120.45
Abstract:
The study aims to identify the influence of temperature and package materials on losses of snap bean and cabbage which were cultivated in Moc Chau district NDASH Son La Province during transport to Hanoi market, hence identifying suitable methods to reduce produce loss during transport. The study monitored change in temperature in the produce containers and assessed loss of the produce which was packaged with different materials (nylon bags, nylon sacks, plastic crates, carton) during transportation. The results show that increase in temperature during transport had remarkable influence on quality and weight of snap beans. For cabbage, the reason which mainly accounted for produce loss during transport was physical damage. The most suitable package material for snap bean and cabbage was plastic crates.

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