This research was partly supported by European AIR projects number PL920953 and PL921326.
Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Cultivated Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.) with Hydrophilic Films
Article first published online: 20 JUL 2006
Journal of Food Science
Volume 67, Issue 1, pages 251–255, January 2002
How to Cite
Barron, C., Varoquaux, P., Guilbert, S., Gontard, N. and Gouble, B. (2002), Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Cultivated Mushroom (Agaricus bisporus L.) with Hydrophilic Films. Journal of Food Science, 67: 251–255. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2621.2002.tb11393.x
- Issue published online: 20 JUL 2006
- Article first published online: 20 JUL 2006
- MS 20010004, Submitted 1/3/2001, Revised 3/16/01, Accepted 3/19/2001, Received 8/2/01
- modified atmosphere;
- gas permeability;
ABSTRACT: Unique gas barrier properties of hydrophilic films (wheat gluten-based material and synthetic polymer) have been tested through practical application such as modified atmosphere packaging. Mushrooms have been packed under microporous and hydrophilic films and stored at 10 °C and 20 °C under high relative humidity (> 92%). Atmospheric and quality changes (cap opening, color) were assessed during storage. Unique steady state atmospheres, poor in both oxygen and carbon dioxide, were observed, regardless of the temperature and the hydrophilic film used, owing to their high selectivity to gas diffusion. A transitional phase characterized by a CO2 partial pressure peak has been evidenced and could imply quality change. The proposed MAP model fit experimental data with a mean error of 0.88 kPa.