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Postharvest quality camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia (HBK) McVaugh) irradiated: studies of packaging and storage temperatures aiming to export fresh fruit


The camu-camu (Myrciaria dubia), a typical fruit from the Amazon region, has one of the highest levels of vitamin C, antioxidant activity, high levels of carotenoids and phenolic compounds. Despite of the nutritional importance, few studies in relation to marketing and increasing the life of the fruits has been done. Thus, the aim of this study is to evaluate conservation technologies, to avoid losses of nutritional and sensory properties of the fruit, thus increasing its marketing period. Will, therefore, studied the influence on the quality of fresh fruit, the gamma radiation treatment, cold storage and packages, by the physical, chemical and physiological analysis. (AU)

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