EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID ON STORAGE STABILITY OF THE SEEDS OF IRVINGIA GABONESIS VAR. GABONESIS (BUSH MANGO,

Article Id: ARCC4953 | Page : 191 -193
Citation :- EFFECT OF ASCORBIC ACID ON STORAGE STABILITY OF THE SEEDS OF IRVINGIA GABONESIS VAR. GABONESIS (BUSH MANGO,.Agricultural Science Digest.2002.(22):191 -193
E.C. Chuku, B.A. Onuegbu and J.A. Osakwe
Address : Department of Crop/Soil Science, Rivers State University of Science and Technology, P.M.B. 5080, Port Harcout, Nigeria

Abstract

Investigations on the effect of ascorbic acid on seed-borne fungi and consistent storage of the seeds of (Irvingia gabonensis var. gabonensis revealed that application of ascorbic acid drastically reduced the growth of the fungi, reducing the free fatty acid and peroxide value after 6 months of storage. Fungal growth and the spoilage decreased with the increase of the ascorbic acid dosage from oto 600 mg/6 g seed. The seed viscosity increased as the dosage of ascorbic acid increased. The viscosity of the seeds increased by 36% when ascorbic acid was applied at 10% seed weight.

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