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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 6, Issue:11, November, 2017

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.2017.6(11): 1999-2004

Evaluation of Efficacy of Washing Treatment for Extending the Post-Harvest Life of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L)
D.M.C. Champathi Gunathilake and Ashwini K. Tiwari*
College of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Fiji National University, Fiji
*Corresponding author

Tomato is consider as a vegetable and or fruits. However, mostly tomato considered as vegetable. Tomato is one of the most intensive consuming vegetable/fruits crop in all over the world. About 25% - 40% of post-production losses of tomato can be observed specially in developing countries. These losses are mainly occurred during post-harvest operations such as harvesting, packing, storage and transportation. As well as product hygiene is very important in order to extend its shelf-life. Washing of fruit crops after harvesting is one of the main important post-harvest operations which directly affected to improve the shelf-life product. This study was conduct to evaluate the product call BiOWiSH™ (BW) used as washing powder and sanitizer in order to extend the shelf life and hygienic condition of fruits and vegetables. BW washing treatment was compared with existing washing treatment by weight loss percentage, visual quality rating (VQR), firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), pH change and colour change, to evaluate BW treatment effect. Results revealed that BW treatment was not shown significant effect to extend post-harvest shelf-life of tomato in comparison to existing washing treatment.

Keywords: Tomato, Washing, BiOWiSH™, Evaluation

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Champathi Gunathilake, D.M.C. and Ashwini K. Tiwari. 2017. Evaluation of Efficacy of Washing Treatment for Extending the Post-Harvest Life of Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L).Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(11): 1999-2004. doi:
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