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Effect of packaging material on nitrate nitrogen content of irradiated potatoes
- Mondy, N.I., Koushik, S.R.
- Journal of food science 1990 v.55 no.4 pp. 1183-1184
- potatoes, food irradiation, food packaging, plastics, food composition, nitrates
- The effect of packaging materials on nitrate nitrogen content of irradiated potatoes was investigated. Tubers were irradiated at 10, 30 and 100 Krads and stored for 12 wk at 5 degrees C in paper or plastic bags. Nitrate nitrogen content was significantly (p < 0.01) higher in tubers packaged in plastic as compared to those in paper bags. Irradiation significantly (p < 0.01) increased nitrate nitrogen content between the lowest and highest levels of treatment in tubers stored in both paper and plastic bags.