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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(4): 212-221
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.025


Effect of Time of Harvest, Method of Harvest and Pre Packaging Calcium Chloride Treatments on Shelf Life and Quality of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) CV. PKM 1
V. Sangeetha1*, V. Swaminathan2, A. Beaulah3, A. Rajkumar4 and K. Venkatesan5
1Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore - 641 003, India
2AC & RI, TNAU, Madurai, India
3HC & RI, TNAU, Coimbatore, India
4Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore 641 003, India
5AC & RI, Trichy, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Moringa is one of the important vegetable in the human diet of south Indian people. But it is having short shelf life of maximum 3 days at ambient condition with freshness, firmness and retains its nutritional quality. So we are in need to extend the shelf life of Moringa. The investigation was under taken in Horticultural College and Research Institute, Periyakulam during 2010-2011. The experiment was laid out in completely randomized design. To extend the shelf life of moringa cv. PKM1, they were harvested in different times of a day viz., morning time, afternoon time, evening time and also harvested with and without pedicel. Then they were pre-treated with CaCl2 at 0.5%, 1.0% and 2.0% concentration. Untreated pods were kept as control.  However, among the 24 treatmental combinations T1M1P3 (Pods harvested at morning (7.00 to 9.00 am) with pedicel and treated with 1.0% CaCl2) recorded minimum weight loss and had the shelf life of nine days under ambient temperature. They retain its colour, firmness at ambient condition.


Keywords: Moringa, Firmness, Shelf life, Biochemical changes
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Sangeetha, V., V. Swaminathan, A. Beaulah, A. Rajkumar and Venkatesan, K. 2017. Effect of Time of Harvest, Method of Harvest and Pre Packaging Calcium Chloride Treatments on Shelf Life and Quality of Moringa (Moringa oleifera Lam.) CV. PKM 1Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(4): 212-221. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.604.025