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Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences

Year: 2003  |  Volume: 6  |  Issue: 14  |  Page No.: 1205 - 1207

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

Swagatam Talukder, K.M. Khalequzzaman, S.M.K.E. Khuda, Md. Shariful Islam and M.N.A. Chowdhury

Abstract

Different post-harvest treatments manifested specific attribute in maintaining physical appearance, acceptability and economic return for tomato. The physical appearance and consumer`s acceptability score for tomatoes at 6 days after storage revealed that, perforated polythene and wet gunny bag treatments showed better physical appearance than all other treatments. The score was the highest (10) at 0 days of storage and also the highest score 7 at 8 DAS in perforated polythene bag. The gross economic returns, considering weight loss, physical appearance and consumer`s acceptability at 6 days after storage, tomatoes kept in perforated polythene bag was found to be the highest. The lowest return was observed in the polyester bag on the vegetable during storage.

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