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Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2004  |  Volume: 4  |  Issue: 5  |  Page No.: 613 - 615

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

Swagatam Talukder, K.M. Khalequzzaman, M.N.A. Chowdhury, S.M.K.E. Khuda and Md. Masud Alam


Different post-harvest treatments manifested specific attribute in maintaining physical appearance, acceptability and economic return for bitter gourd. The physical appearance of bitter gourd at 6 days after storage was better in the perforated polythene bag and wet gunny bag. At the harvesting stage (0 day of storage) the score was the highest 10 and at 6 DAS the highest score 6 and 7 were recorded in perforated polythene bag and wet gunny bag, respectively. The gross return after 4 days after storage was higher in these treatments.

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