Influence of agricultural cultivation methods on the physicochemical and colour parameters of Florina apples during storage in conventional refrigerated rooms

G. Dobrevska, P. Ivanova and Manol Dallev
Agricultural University – Plovdiv, 4000 Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Abstract

Dobrevska, G. Ivanova P. & Dallev, M. (2022). Influence of agricultural cultivation methods on the physicochemical and colour parameters of Florina apples during storage in conventional refrigerated rooms. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 28(3), 534–540

The scientific experiment was conducted at the Department of Food Technology at IFPQ-Plovdiv with the aim of assessing the impact of three-month refrigerated (1-4°C) storage on the physicochemical and colour properties of biologically and conventionally cultivated Florina apples.
The assessment is made on the basis of dry substance  content, %; antioxidant activity measured in µmolTE/100 g; total polyphenols content in mg GAE/100g and colour properties – brightness and intensity of the red/green and yellow hues – as measured by the CieLab system.

Keywords: apples, colour parameters, storage

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