P. RAJKUMAR1 and D. MITALI2
1 Department of Biotechnology, Madhav Institute of Technology and Science,Gwalior, India
2 Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, University of Calcutta, Kolkata, India
RAJKUMAR, P. and Das MITALI, 2009. Effect of different storage methods on nutritional quality of waterapple fruits (Syzygium javanica L.). Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 15: 41-46
Waterapple (Syzygium javanica L.) is one of the valuable minor fruits for its nutritional and economic importance. The marketability of this fruit is lost very rapidly after harvesting due to quick discoloration, desiccation as well as spoilage of fruits for its perishable nature. Cold storage is used to extend storage life of fruits and vegetables in many countries and sometimes, may show chilling injury of stored materials. For economically under-developed countries, it is necessary to find out a cheap and effective storage method to increase its shelf-life by means of retarding the natural physiological deterioration and preventing the activity of decay organisms. The present study is concerned to standardize storage in polythene bags and wax emulsion coating as non-expensive and easy method for extending the shelf life of waterapple without allowing quantitative changes in content of total sugar, reducing sugar and total titratable acids.