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Antioxidant Chemical Treatment Affects Physiology and Quality of Minimally-processed Escarole

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Ferreira Soares, Carlos Dornelles [1] ; Prado Martin, Jose Guilherme [2] ; Berno, Natalia Dallocca [1] ; Kluge, Ricardo Alfredo [1]
Total Authors: 4
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Luiz de Queiroz Coll Agr ESALQ, Biol Sci Dept, BR-13418900 Piracicaba - Brazil
[2] Fed Univ Vicosa UFV, Microbiol Dept, BR-36570900 Vicosa, MG - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: HORTICULTURAE; v. 5, n. 4 DEC 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 1

This study evaluated the effect of antioxidant application on quality and physiological aspects of minimally-processed escarole (Cichorium endivia var. latifolia L.) stored at 0 degrees C and 90-95% relative humidity for 21 d. After minimal processing, leaves were immersed for 5 min in the following solutions: deionized water-control (CT), 1% ascorbic acid (AA), 1% citric acid (CA), 1% oxalic acid (OA), and 2% ethylenediamine-tetraacetic acid (EDTA). Excess water was removed and they were then packed in trays of expanded polystyrene and stored at 0 degrees C and 90-95% relative humidity for 21 d. Analyses were performed on day 0, after 1 h of processing, and then at intervals of 3 d. The 1% CA treatment maintained the highest levels of endogenous ascorbic acid and pigment content, as well as the lowest values of weight loss and Browning Index (BI). Microbiological development was within the limits established during storage for all treatments. Total phenolic compound content and the activity of polyphenol oxidase and peroxidase enzymes showed variations among treatments. Observing all results, it was concluded that 1% CA was the best antioxidant for the maintenance of the quality attributes of minimally-processed escarole for up to 21 d in cold storage at 0 degrees C. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/01167-3 - Banana bunch of protection for prevention of damage by cold
Grantee:Juliana Domingues Lima
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 16/01201-8 - Evaluation of qualitative losses of beetroot in fresh-cut detriment and additives application aiming your reduction
Grantee:Ricardo Alfredo Kluge
Support type: Regular Research Grants