Application of chitosan as edible coating to enhance storability and fruit quality of Kiwifruit: A Review
- Kumarihami, H. M. Prathibhani C.; Kim, Yun-Hee; Kwack, Yong-Bum; Kim, Joonyup; Kim, Jin Gook
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- Coating effect; Preharvet treatment; Respiration rate; Stroage ability; Weight loss
- SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE, v.292
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- SCIENTIA HORTICULTURAE
- Chitosan, a natural polysaccharide derived from the deacetylation of chitin, has a great potential for a wide range of applications. As an edible coating material chitosan, has been reported to be highly effective in extending the postharvest life of many crops while reducing moisture loss, respiration, ethylene production, ripening, softening, controlling the decay, and maintaining fruit quality, along with storability. This review discussed the applications of chitosan and its potential effects on the postharvest life and quality attributes of kiwifruit. The application of chitosan, the possible mechanisms of action, and its perspectives as a coating material for kiwifruit are discussed.
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