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Hyperbaric pressure at room temperature increases post-harvest preservation of the tomato cultivar `Debora'

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Author(s):
Inestroza-Lizardo, Carlos [1, 2] ; Mattiuz, Ben-Hur [1] ; da Silva, Josiane Pereira [3] ; Galati, Vanessa Cury [4] ; Voigt, Vanessa [1]
Total Authors: 5
Affiliation:
[1] Sao Paulo State Univ Unesp, Sch Agr & Vet Sci, Jaboticabal, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Nacl Agr, Dept Tecnol Alimentos, Carretera Dulce Nombre Culmi, Km 215, Barrio El Espino, Catacamas - Honduras
[3] Univ Fed Rural Amazonia, Dept Agron, Parauapebas, Para - Brazil
[4] Ctr Univ Votuporanga UNIFEV, Votuporanga, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Scientia Horticulturae; v. 228, p. 103-112, JAN 26 2018.
Web of Science Citations: 2
Abstract

The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of the application of hyperbaric pressure at room temperature (23 +/- 1 degrees C) for 2, 4 or 6 d, followed by 2 d under ambient conditions (23 degrees C, 50% relative humidity, 100 kPa), on the physical, chemical and metabolic characteristics of the tomato cultivar `Debora'. The following pressures were tested: 100 (control), 200, 400, 600 and 800 kPa. Tomatoes subjected to 600 or 800 kPa for 6 d presented lower weight loss (up to 80%) and 1.2 times greater firmness than control tomatoes. Hyperbaric pressure did not decrease the tomato respiration rate. However, the initial tomato color was maintained with increasing applied pressure, and pressure decreased tomato lycopene synthesis by up to 57%. Normal tomato ripening was not negatively affected by the application of hyperbaric pressure. The present results show that application of hyperbaric pressure up to 800 kPa at 23 degrees C delays the ripening of the tomato cultivar `Debora' and results in longer shelf life. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 15/07152-6 - Effects of super O2 atmospheric storage on postharvest quality of 'Deborah' tomato
Grantee:Ben-Hur Mattiuz
Support type: Regular Research Grants