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Combination of sodium erythorbate and citric acid with MAP, extended storage life of sliced oyster mushrooms

Ventura-Aguilar, R.I., Colinas-León, M.T., Bautista-Baños, S.
Lebensmittel-Wissenschaft + [i.e. und] Technologie 2017 v.79 pp. 437-444
Pleurotus ostreatus, acetaldehyde, antioxidant activity, cell respiration, citric acid, color, ethanol, firmness, isoascorbic acid, modified atmosphere packaging, preservatives, shelf life, storage conditions, temperature
The aim of this research was to evaluate the effect of sodium erythorbate and citric acid, low temperatures and subsequent storage in modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on oyster mushroom quality. Firmness, color, total phenolic content, respiration rate and ethanol and acetaldehyde production were evaluated. Oyster mushrooms cv. California were sliced and immersed in two different mixtures of citric acid and sodium erythorbate and stored in MAP at 2, 5 and 17 °C. Results indicated that the lowest temperature and MAP combination retained firmness and showed less color change compared to the control group. These storage conditions increased respiration and ethanol and acetaldehyde production proportionally to the increment in temperature. The chemical preservatives improved the phenolic content, which was associated with the antioxidant capacity. Sodium erythorbate (3% w/v) + citric acid (1% w/v) stored at 2 °C in MAP preserved and extended the postharvest shelf life of oyster mushrooms.