Studies on Effect of Storage on Quality of Minimally Processed BabycornSushant Mehan1*, Preetinder Kaur2 and Manpreet Singh2
- *Corresponding Author:
- Sushant Mehan
College of Agricultural Engineering and Technology
Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana- 1411004, India
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 05, 2014; Accepted date: October 17, 2014; Published date: October 31, 2014
Citation: Mehan S, Kaur P, Singh M (2014) Studies on Effect of Storage on Quality of Minimally Processed Babycorn. J Food Process Technol 5:388. doi:10.4172/2157-7110.1000388
Copyright: © 2014 Mehan S, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Every food industry needs that its product should be of high perceptible quality and healthy. Freshly cut babycorn is a perishable commodity and has high respiration rate, so it cannot be stored for longer duration and cannot be transported to distant place under ambient conditions. Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP) is intended to create an appropriate gaseous atmosphere in film packages to enhance shelf life and to conserve the quality of the packaged produce. The present study was proposed to assess respiratory dynamics and also evaluate the effect of storage on quality of minimally processed babycorn. Respiration parameters were determined using closed system technique at the temperature viz 5°C, 12.5°C, 20°C and 75% relative humidity. Overall, most suitable packaging and storage conditions for extending the shelf life of babycorn were found to be packaging in 25 micron LDPE packages with 2 perforations followed by storage at 12.5°C.