Zulferiyenni, None and Widodo, Soesiladi E. (2015) Effects of Chitosan on Fruit Shelf-Life and Quality of Starfruit under Passive and Active Packaging. Acta Horticulturae (1088). pp. 149-154. ISSN 0567-7572

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The objectives of this research were to study 1) the effects of chitosan concentrations, 2) packaging volumes, and 3) interaction between chitosan concentrations and packaging volumes on starfruit shelf-life and qualities under passive and active packaging tecnologies. A completely randomized design with two factors were assigned onto passive- and active-packagings. The first factor was surface coating of 0, 1, 2, and 3% chitosan. The second factor was chamber volume of 1.5, 3.0, 4.0, and 5.0 L, assigned onto passive- and active-packagings. This research showed that (1) under both active- and passive-packagings, chitosan statistically did not affect starfruit shelf-life compared to the control. However, plastic wrapping which is a common starfruit postharvest handling in the markets has to be avoided due to environmental reasons, 3% chitosan proofed to be the best treatment; (2) Postharvest handling of starfruit with 3% chitosan under activepackaging showed the best treatment by prolonging starfruit shelf-life and less weight loss with other fruit qualities unaffected; (3) Postharvest handling with 3% chitosan applied as a surface coating was suited for starfruits under a passive packaging of any volumes.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Fakultas Pertanian (FP) > Prodi Agronomi dan Hortikultura
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2016 13:07
Last Modified: 28 Aug 2016 13:07
URI: http://repository.lppm.unila.ac.id/id/eprint/399

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