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- La Zazzera, M.; Rinaldi, R.; Amodio, M.L.; Colelli, G.
- Acta horticulturae 2012 v. no.934 pp. 633-640
- Cynara cardunculus; adverse effects; air; ammonia; artichokes; bracts; carbon dioxide; catechol oxidase; fruits; modified atmosphere packaging; weight loss
- ... Atmosphere modification can improve the storability of some fruits and vegetables, but also has the potential to induce undesirable effects. In this work, the effect of high-CO2 atmospheres on the quality of fresh-cut artichokes (Cynara cardunculus L. subsp. scolymus (L.) Hayek ‘Catanese’) was tested. Freshly harvested artichoke heads were cut into halves and stored at 5°C in air (control) and in ...
- Besada, C.; Salvador, A.; Vázquez-Gutiérrez, J.L.; Herando, I.; Pérez-Munuera, I.
- Acta horticulturae 2012 v. no.934 pp. 713-718
- antioxidant activity; astringency; carbon dioxide; catechol oxidase; cell walls; cultivars; intercellular spaces; mechanical damage; microstructure; persimmons; tannins
- ... Flesh browning caused by mechanical damage is one of the most important disorders during shelf-life of persimmon 'Rojo Brillante', which is an astringent cultivar. Our previous studies have shown that browning manifestation is influenced by the level of astringency of the fruit; the present work studies the implication of polyphenol oxidase activity and total antioxidant capacity. Astringent and n ...