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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 9, Issue:3, March, 2020

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2020.9(3): 348-356

Processing of Nephrolepis exaltata with Glycerine to Enhance Shelf Life by Drying
Biswajit Karmakar1, Suhrita Chakrabarty2, Abid Hayat1* and Swarnayu Bagchi1
1Research Scholar, Department of Post Harvest Technology, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, W.B., PIN: 741252
2AICRP on Floriculture, Directorate of Research, Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Kalyani, Nadia, W.B., PIN: 741235, India
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Cut foliage production has been rapidly increased day by day and it’s playing an important role in the national income throughout world. Nephrolepis exaltata, a popular foliage commonly known as Boston fern normally exhibits longer vase life compared to other ferns. To ensure the availability of the greens for a longer duration a study was conducted on effect of glycerine solutions to enhance the shelf life and extend the longevity of Nephrolepis exaltata (L.). This experiment was conducted in the year 2019 with three types of glycerine solution (10%, 20%, and 40%) and with two methods likely full dip and uptake as treatments followed by refrigeration. Usually shelf life of Nephrolepis exaltata is 10-12 days, but result from the experiment shows that the shelf life could be enhanced by processing with glycerin (40%) up to 87.33 days with full dip method. The next best treatment comes from 20% glycerine solution, which resulted in shelf life of 46.67 days whereas glycerine solution 10% was effective in uptake method.

Keywords: Foliages, Shelf-life, Processing, Glycerine, Drying

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Biswajit Karmakar, Suhrita Chakrabarty, Abid Hayat and Swarnayu Bagchi. 2020. Processing of Nephrolepis exaltata with Glycerine to Enhance Shelf Life by Drying.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 9(3): 348-356. doi:
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