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Postharvest control of litchi pericarp browning (cv Kwaï Mi) by combined treatments of chitosan and organic acids : II. Effect of the initial water content of pericarp

Caro Yanis, Joas Jacques. 2005. Postharvest control of litchi pericarp browning (cv Kwaï Mi) by combined treatments of chitosan and organic acids : II. Effect of the initial water content of pericarp. Postharvest Biology and Technology, 38 (2) : pp. 137-144.

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Abstract : The combined use of organic acids and chitosan may stabilise the colour of litchi fruit after harvest (Litchi chinensis Sonn cv. Kwai Mi). While homogeneous responses were obtained from acid-chitosan treatments performed at pH 0.8, the response to treatments performed at pH 1 or 1.3 appeared less consistent and predictable. Treatment effectiveness depended on the conditions of coating application. Humidifying fruit prior to treatment favoured acid impregnation at a given storage temperature. The extent of browning may be estimated from an acid impregnation index (AII), defined as the titratable acidity-to-postharvest weight loss (in %) ratio. Results suggest that the response to acid-chitosan treatment is partially physiology-dependent (pericarp water content) and that treatments at higher pH (above 1) may be considered, provided that treatment and storage conditions are properly controlled. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Litchi (fruits), Litchi chinensis, Lutte après récolte, Brunissement, Chitosane, Acide organique, Traitement, Teneur en eau, Péricarpe, Couleur, pH, Stockage, Enrobage

Mots-clés complémentaires : Traitement après récolte

Classification Agris : Q02 - Food processing and preservation

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Caro Yanis, CIRAD-AMIS-UMR IATE (FRA)
  • Joas Jacques, CIRAD-FLHOR-UPR Qualité des aliments (REU)

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