MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING OF GREEN GRAM (VIGNA RADIATA L.) SPROUTS FOR EXTENDING SHELF LiFE AND ACCEPTANCE IN INDIAN MARKET

DOI: 10.5958/0976-0563.2014.00582.X    | Article Id: DR-734 | Page : 91-97
Citation :- MODIFIED ATMOSPHERE PACKAGING OF GREEN GRAM (VIGNA RADIATA L.) SPROUTS FOR EXTENDING SHELF LiFE AND ACCEPTANCE IN INDIAN MARKET.Asian Journal Of Dairy and Food Research.2014.(33):91-97
K. Ranjitha* and D.V. Sudhakar Rao ranjitha@iihr.ernet.in
Address : Division of Post Harvest Technology Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Bangalore-560 089, India

Abstract

Modified atmosphere packaging suitable for retailing of short green gram sprouts was standardized using non perforated and micro perforated bags of varying gas permeability. The use of Cryovac PD-961 bags with single micro perforation resulted in an equilibrium gas concentration of 13.0 to
15.7% O2 and 6.8 to 8.5% CO2 during ten days of storage at 8°C; and this extended the shelf life with minimum change in sprout length, dehulling per cent, antioxidant capacity and good microbiological quality. High CO2 inside non perforated  packs resulted in off flavour and high dehulling percentage; and high O2 in the packs with two micro perforations caused significantly high increase in sprout length.

Keywords

Bacteria Green gram sprouts MA package Sprout length.

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