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Influence of Two Different Coating Application Methods on the Maintenance of the Nutritional Quality of Fresh-Cut Melon during Storage

Mannozzi, Cinzia; Glicerina, Virginia; Tylewicz, Urszula; Castagnini, Juan Manuel; Canali, Giada; Dalla Rosa, Marco and Romani, Santina (2021) Influence of Two Different Coating Application Methods on the Maintenance of the Nutritional Quality of Fresh-Cut Melon during Storage. Applied Sciences, 11 (18), p. 8510.

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Summary

This study aimed at evaluating the effects of two coating application methods, spraying and dipping, on the quality of fresh-cut melons. An alginate-based coating containing both ascorbic and citric acid was applied at two concentrations (5% and 10%) with both methods on fresh-cut melon. The nutritional quality of the products was investigated during 11 days of storage at 10 °C. The suitability and adaptability of the applied coatings on the fruit were evaluated based on rheological and microstructural properties. Moisture, carotenoids, total polyphenols and ascorbic acid content were analyzed on melon samples during storage. Results showed that the coating solution applied by the dipping method and at the highest concentration (10%), allowed to better maintain some quality characteristics of fresh-cut melon, thanks also to the better coating homogeneity and higher thickness observed through microstructural analysis.


EPrint Type:Journal paper
Keywords:edible coating; dipping; spraying; minimally processed melon; storage
Agrovoc keywords:
Language
Value
URI
English
edible coatings -> edible films
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_35014
English
minimally processed foods
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_87511e1b
English
shelf-life -> keeping quality
http://aims.fao.org/aos/agrovoc/c_4082
Subjects: Food systems > Food security, food quality and human health
Food systems > Processing, packaging and transportation
Food systems
Research affiliation: Italy > Univ. Bologna
European Union > CORE Organic Cofund > Joint call with SUSFOOD2 – 2019 > MILDSUSFRUIT
ISSN:2076-3417
DOI:10.3390/app11188510
Deposited By: Tylewicz, Dr Urszula
ID Code:44235
Deposited On:30 Jun 2022 11:21
Last Modified:30 Jun 2022 11:21
Document Language:English
Status:Published
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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