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Asian Journal of Plant Sciences

Year: 2003  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 438 - 441

Prepackaging, Storage Losses and Physiological Changes of Fresh Cauliflower as Influenced by Post Harvest Treatments

Swagatam Talukder, Md. Shams-Ud-Din, K.M. Khalequzzaman, Md. Masud Alam, Md. Zohural Islam and S.M.K.E. Khuda


Different post-harvest treatments manifested specific attribute in maintaining physical appearance, acceptability and economic return for cauliflower. It was observed that storage in perforated polythene bag prolonged the shelf life and helped maintaining highest physical appearance, acceptability and economic return of cauliflower. Considering weight loss and economic return, the wet gunny bag treatment was also found to be acceptable. Cauliflower showed the best physical appearance, acceptability, lower weight loss and thereby rendered the highest economic return with perforated polythene bag treatment at 4 days after storage (DAS). In this case wet gunny bag was also found to be acceptable considering as physical appearance, acceptability grade and net economic return.

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