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Title of Thesis

Relationship of Antioxidants with Qualitative changes in local Cultivars of Loquat (Eriobotrya japonica Lindl.) Fruit During Storage

Author(s)
ATTIQ AKHTAR

Institute/University/Department Details
Department of Horticulture, Faculty of Crop and Food Sciences, Pir Mehr Ali Shah, Arid Agriculture University, Rawalpindi.
Session
2010
Subject
Horticulture
Number of Pages
340
Keywords (Extracted from title, table of contents and abstract of thesis)
Relationship of Antioxidants, cultivars of loquat, treatments on  post harvest, Research Instruments.

Abstract
In order to study the effectiveness of Calcium chloride treatments on post harvest quality and storage behavior of  “Surkh” cultivar of loquat, fruit was dipped in three concentrations (1%, 2% and 3%) of Calcium chloride for two minutes and stored in soft board cartons at 4C in a cold store for 10 weeks period. The fruit was harvested at mature ripe stage, clipped, sorted and washed before applying the treatments. Changes in weight loss, firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), browning index (BI), ascorbic acid, titratable acidity (TA) and relative electrical conductivity (REC) were studied. One percent CaCl2 did not affect quality parameters of the fruit compared to control treatment, whereas, 2% and 3% CaCl2 retained maximum firmness, TSS, ascorbic acid content reduced browning index (BI) , relative electrical conductivity (REC) and weight loss up to 4-5 weeks.

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1 0 CONTENTS

 

 
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INTRODUCTION

1.1 Loquat

1.2 Origin and Distribution

1.3 Loquat Varieties

1.4 Loquat Area and Production

1.5 Nutrition and Mediclinical Importance of Loquat

1.6 Economic Value

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3 2 EFFECT OF POLYETHYLENE PACKAGES ON KEEPING QUALITY OF LOQUAT

2.1 Abstract

2.2 Introduction

2.3 Review of Literature

2.4 Materials and Methods

2.5 Statistical Analysis

2.6 Results and Discussion

2.7 Conclusion

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4 3 EFFECT OF CALCIUM CHLORIDE TREATMENTS ON STORAGE LIFE OF LOQUAT

3.1 Abstract

3.2 Introduction

3.3 Review of Literature

3.4 Materials and Methods

3.5 Statistical Analysis

3.6 Results and Discussion

3.7 Conclusion

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5 4 EFFECT OF ANTI BROWNING AGENTS ON THE KEEPING QUALITY OF LOQUAT FRUIT

4.1 Abstract

4.2 Introduction

4.3 Review of Literature

4.4 Materials and Methods

4.5 Statistical Analysis

4.6 Results and Discussion

4.7 Conclusion

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6 5 Literature Cited & Summary

 

 

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