New York State Agricultural Experiment Station Journal Paper No. 3502, 3/21/83.
Nutritive Quality of Long-Distance Shipped Green Beans for Processing
Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 48, Issue 5, pages 1564–1565, September 1983
How to Cite
MASSEY, L. M. (1983), Nutritive Quality of Long-Distance Shipped Green Beans for Processing. Journal of Food Science, 48: 1564–1565. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1983.tb03541.x
This research was supported in part by USDA-CSRS competitive grant 516–15–103.
- Issue published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Article first published online: 25 AUG 2006
- Ms received 4/8/83; accepted 6/9/83
Vitamin A and C contents of bulk raw snap beans for canning from distant sources (up to 12 hr) were measured and compared to that from local sources. Statistically significant differences were found between vitamin contents of beans arriving from some locations for some seasons, but equally large season-to-season variations were also found. Much of this variation could be attributed to cultural conditions. Differences found were relatively minor, particularly in view of the large losses which are known to occur during processing. Our observations indicate that retention of these two vitamins following long distance shipping is at least as great as retention of other quality factors.