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Modified-atmosphere storage of kiwifruits.

Conservation des kiwis en atmosphères modifiées.


Polyethylene-film bags create an atmosphere rich in CO2, which inhibits the production of ethylene. Low- and medium-density polyethylene films of known permeability were used to package fruit that was then stored at 0 deg C. During 5 months' storage the gas kinetics (O2, CO2, C2H4 and C2H5OH) and the changes in physico-chemical and organoleptic properties were studied. Polyethylene films reduced the mass loss, and delayed the softening of the flesh and the ripening of the kiwifruits. The low-density film was found to be better.

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  • Original title: Conservation des kiwis en atmosphères modifiées.
  • Record ID : 1996-0236
  • Languages: French
  • Source: For a Better Quality of Life. 19th International Congress of Refrigeration.
  • Publication date: 1995/08/20
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