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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE B 2017 Vol.18 No.9 P.807-815


Application of a chitosan coating as a carrier for natamycin to maintain the storage quality of ground cherry (Physalis pubescens L.)

Author(s):  Xiao-lei Hao, Jiao-jiao Zhang, Xi-hong Li, Wei Wang

Affiliation(s):  College of Food Engineering and Biotechnology, Tianjin University of Science and Technology, Tianjin 300457, China

Corresponding email(s):   jiaojiaozhang2014@163.com

Key Words:  Chitosan coating, Natamycin, Storage quality, Physalis pubescens L.

Xiao-lei Hao, Jiao-jiao Zhang, Xi-hong Li, Wei Wang. Application of a chitosan coating as a carrier for natamycin to maintain the storage quality of ground cherry (Physalis pubescens L.)[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science B, 2017, 18(9): 807-815.

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Ground cherry (Physalis pubescens L.) is a kind of berry fruit favored by consumers in China; however, this fruit is particularly vulnerable to physiological senescence and pathogen attack during the traditional cold storage period. In order to maintain storage quality, a 1.5% (w/w) chitosan (CS) water solution containing 50 mg/L of natamycin (NA) was introduced. After all treatments were completed, the fruit was stored at 0 °C and sampled every 10 d. At each sampling date, the following tests were performed: mold and yeast analyses; enzyme activity and content analyses which included superoxide dismutase (SOD), ascorbate peroxidase (APX), and malondialdehyde (MDA); and color analysis. In addition, a sensory evaluation was carried out for quality assessment at the end of the storage period. The results showed that the application of a chitosan coating combined with natamycin (CSNA) enhanced the activity of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and ascorbate peroxidase (APX), reduced the physiological rate of senescence, and inhibited pathogen attack. Thus, CSNA treatment can maintain ground cherries at an acceptable level of storage quality for 50 d.




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