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Application of 1-methylcyclopropene reduces wound responses and maintains quality in fresh-cut apple.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17392087     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of 1-methylcyclopropene (1-MCP) treatment before cutting on respiration rate, ethylene production, electrolyte leakage, firmness, and color in fresh-cut apple fruit. Fresh-cut apple without 1-MCP treatment had a shelf life of 10 days at 2 degrees C and became browning and decay after pro-long storage. However, fresh-cut apple remained fresh-looking even after 14 days at 2 degrees C when fruit were exposed to 1-MCP before cutting. 1-MCP treatment significantly reduced wound-activated respiration rate and ethylene production, maintained firmness during storage. Visible changes in apple skin color do not occur, however, .L and whiteness index (WI) of flesh in intact and fresh-cut apple applied with 1-MCP were higher than those without 1-MCP treatment. Fresh-cut and intact fruit had little changes in electrolyte leakage after 2 days of storage when 1-MCP was pre-applied. The present study indicated that treatment with 1 microL/L 1-MCP for 10 h at 20 degrees C prior to cutting can significantly reduce wound-active responses in fresh-cut apple.
Linchun Mao; Fujun Lu; Guoze Wang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Asia Pacific journal of clinical nutrition     Volume:  16 Suppl 1     ISSN:  0964-7058     ISO Abbreviation:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Publication Date:  2007  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-03-29     Completed Date:  2007-06-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9440304     Medline TA:  Asia Pac J Clin Nutr     Country:  Australia    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  111-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Food Science and Nutrition, College of Biosystem Engineering and Food Science, Zhejiang University, 268 Kaixuan Road, Hangzhou, China 310029.
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MeSH Terms
Cyclopropanes / pharmacology*
Food Preservation / methods*
Food Preservatives / pharmacology*
Fruit / standards*
Time Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cyclopropanes; 0/Food Preservatives; 3100-04-7/1-methylcyclopropene

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