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Radiation preservation of foods of plant origin. Part 1. Potatoes and other tuber crops.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6205823     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In Part 1 of a planned series of articles on preservation of foods of plant origin by gamma irradiation, the current state of research on the technological, nutritional, and biochemical aspects of sprout inhibition of potatoes and other tuber crops are reviewed. These include varietal responses, dose effects, time of irradiation, pre- and postirradiation storage, and handling requirements; postirradiation changes in carbohydrates, ascorbic acid, amino acids, and other nutrients; respiration; biochemical mechanisms involved in sprout inhibition; wound healing and microbial infection during storage; formation of wound and light-induced glycoalkaloids and identification of irradiated potatoes. The culinary and processing qualities with particular reference to darkening of boiled and processed potatoes are discussed. The prospects of irradiation on an industrial scale as an alternative to chemical sprout inhibitors or mechanical refrigeration are considered.
P Thomas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Critical reviews in food science and nutrition     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1040-8398     ISO Abbreviation:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Publication Date:  1984  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-10-25     Completed Date:  1984-10-25     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8914818     Medline TA:  Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-79     Citation Subset:  IM; S    
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids / metabolism
Carbohydrate Metabolism
DNA / metabolism
Food Irradiation*
Food Microbiology
Indoleacetic Acids / metabolism
Nutritive Value
Oxygen Consumption / radiation effects
Phenols / metabolism
Plants / metabolism,  radiation effects
Protein Biosynthesis
RNA / metabolism
Vegetables / radiation effects*
Vitamins / metabolism
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids; 0/Indoleacetic Acids; 0/Phenols; 0/Vitamins; 63231-63-0/RNA; 9007-49-2/DNA

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