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Comparative consumer and physicochemical analysis of Del Monte Hawa'i gold and smooth cayenne pineapple cultivars
- Ramsaroop, Raymond E.S., Saulo, Aurora A.
- Journal of food quality 2007 v.30 no.2 pp. 135-159
- ascorbic acid, cultivars, fresh market, fresh produce, pineapple juice, pineapples, titratable acidity, vitamin content
- Del Monte Hawai`i Gold (Del Monte Fresh Produce [Hawai`i], Inc., Honolulu, HI), an experimental hybrid clone of Smooth Cayenne pineapple, was found to have significantly higher (P < 0.0001) pH, °Brix/acid ratio, yellow color, total carotenoid content and vitamin C than Smooth Cayenne, while the titratable acidity of Smooth Cayenne was significantly higher (P < 0.0001). Hawai`i consumers also significantly liked and preferred Del Monte Hawai`i Gold more than Smooth Cayenne pineapples when presented in three different forms: whole, unpeeled pineapple, pineapple spears and single-strength juice. Results suggest that Del Monte Hawai`i Gold can surpass Smooth Cayenne as the market standard for fresh pineapples and for single-strength pineapple juice.