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Developments in Packaging of Fresh Fruits- Shelf Life Perspective: A Review
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Volume 1, 2014
Issue 5 (September)
Pages: 34-39   |   Vol. 1, No. 5, September 2014   |   Follow on         
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Gulzar Ahmad Nayik, Department of Food Engineering & Technology, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, India.
Khalid Muzaffar, Department of Food Engineering & Technology, Sant Longowal Institute of Engineering & Technology, Longowal, Sangrur, Punjab, India.
The demand for high quality fruits is increasing owing to their numerous health benefits. However, the fruit quality is a key concern for the consumers; packaging is one of the viable options to extend the shelf life of fresh fruits. Several factors like temperature, oxygen, cultivar, handling, ethylene and respiration rate influence the shelf life of fruits. A proper packaging and its gas exchange design extends the shelf life to a considerable amount of time. Innovate packaging techniques like modified active packaging, active and intelligent packaging, use of antimicrobial extends the shelf life of fruits to a significant amount to time. The review focuses on the developments in packaging techniques with special focus on fruits.
Fruits, Packaging, Modified Active Packaging, Active Packaging, Intelligent Packaging, Shelf Life
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