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Research article - Peer-reviewed, 2021

Application and toxicity studies of arabinoxylan and beta-d-glucan stearic acid ester composite coatings in extending postharvest storage of peach

Ali, Usman; Kaur, Prabhjot; Kanwar, Swati; Kumar, Vibhu; Maurya, Rohit; Bishnoi, Mahendra; Basu, Santanu; Mazumder, Koushik


Peaches are good source of nutrients and known for their taste and aroma. The highly perishable nature of the peaches tends to decay rapidly during transportation and storage is a serious constraint for efficient transportation and storage. Therefore, the effect of arabinoxylan (AX) and beta-D-glucan stearic acid ester (SABG) composite coating material was examined for the postharvest storage quality of peach under storage at 22 +/- 2 degrees C with 85% relative humidity (RH). Both, AX-SABG and shellac (1-2%) coatings significantly reduced the change in the quality attributes like weight loss (1.2-1.4 fold), respiration rate (1.1-1.2 fold), ripening index (1.3-1.5 fold) and firmness (1.3-1.5 fold) during 6 days storage as compared to the uncoated peaches. In addition, AX-SABG (1-2%) coating was more effective in retaining aroma volatiles and reducing disease incidence compared to shellac. Further, acute and chronic toxicological studies have shown no tissue related toxicity and mortality in mice. Our results suggest that AX-SABG as an edible coating has the potential to preserve the fruit quality during 6 days storage at 22 +/- 2 degrees C and extend the postharvest shelf life of peach during storage.

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Scientific Reports
2021, volume: 11, number: 1, article number: 23848

Authors' information

Ali, Usman
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Kaur, Prabhjot
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Kanwar, Swati
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Kumar, Vibhu
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Maurya, Rohit
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Bishnoi, Mahendra
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Department of Molecular Sciences
Mazumder, Koushik
Department of Biotechnology (DBT) India

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Food Science

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