Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia (Indonesian Journal of Agronomy)
Vol 39, No 2 (2011): Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia

Application of 1-MCP to Intact To matoes Differing in Maturity Delays Quality Changes in the Stored Slice

Pangaribuan, Darwin Habinsaran (Unknown)
Irving, Donald (Unknown)

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Publish Date
24 Oct 2011


A study was carried out to determine the effect of  1-MCP applied to intact tomatoes differing in maturity stage on quality of stored tomato slices.  1-MCP (1 mL L-1, 20 °C, 12 h) was applied directly to intact tomatoes from ‘turning’, ‘pink’, and ‘light-red’ stages of maturity. After slicing, slices were stored for up to 10 days at 5 ºC. 1-MCP maintained slice quality during storage following treatment of intact ‘turning’ and ‘pink’ maturity fruit as indicated by higher titratable acidity, higher ascorbic acid concentration, and lower lycopene content.1-MCP treatment did not significantly affect soluble solids and electrolyte leakage.  Slices from ‘light-red’ maturity stage fruit did not respond to 1-MCP.  The results show that application of 1-MCP to intact tomatoes was effective in maintaining tomato slice quality if 1-MCP is applied to fruit at early (‘turning’ and ‘pink’) stages of maturity.   Keywords:  1-methylcyclopropene, soluble solids, acidity, ascorbic acid, lycopene, electrolyte leakage   

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urnal Agronomi Indonesia, sebelumnya bernama Buletin Agronomi, terbit sejak 1962, diterbitkan oleh Departemen Agronomi dan Hortikultura Fakultas Pertanian, Institut Pertanian Bogor dan Perhimpunan Agronomi Indonesia (PERAGI). Jurnal Agronomi Indonesia merupakan media untuk publikasi tulisan asli ...