EFFECTS OF MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING ON THE QUALITY OF MINIMALLY PROCESSED CAULIFLOWER


Incedayi B. , Suna S.

ACTA ALIMENTARIA, vol.41, no.4, pp.401-413, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 41 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1556/aalim.41.2012.4.2
  • Title of Journal : ACTA ALIMENTARIA
  • Page Numbers: pp.401-413

Abstract

In this study, cauliflower florets were treated with NaCl (1%) + Na-metabisulphite (1500 ppm) solution and chlorinated (150 ppm, pH: 6.9). They were then rinsed with tap water. In this manner, one group of vegetables was treated with citric acid solution (1.5%) and the other group with Ca-ascorbate (0.5%) + citric acid (1%) solution. After centrifugation, the samples were packed in 20% atmospheric air + 80% N-2 and 20% atmospheric air + 70% N-2 + 10% CO2 conditions with bi-axially oriented polypropylene (BOPP) film.