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