This work was supported by a research contract with the Huelva Strawberry Producers and Exporters Association, FRESHUELVA. We thank Mr. J. Espada for excellent technical assistance.
Quality of Strawberries Packed with Perforated Polypropylene
Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 64, Issue 4, pages 748–752, July 1999
How to Cite
Sanz, C., Pérez, A.G., Olías, R. and Olías, J.M. (1999), Quality of Strawberries Packed with Perforated Polypropylene. Journal of Food Science, 64: 748–752. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.1999.tb15124.x
- Issue online: 20 JUL 2006
- Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2006
- Ms received 10/5/98; revised 1/4/99; accepted 2/14/99.
- modified atmosphere packaging;
- gas content;
Perforated polypropylene packages were used to study the effects of perforation on gas concentration and strawberry quality. Strawberry packages with perforations, and treated by simulating transport and shelf-life conditions, developed an internal atmosphere with composition close to that recommended for this fruit. This controlled decay and reduced deterioration, thus extending strawberry postharvest life. Moreover, fruit ripeness degree and nutritional value were better preserved, although this modified atmosphere packaging seemed to reduce fruit color and lead to off-flavor development.