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Influence of different banana cultivars on volatile compounds during ripening in cold storage

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de Vasconcelos Facundo, Heliofabia Virginia [1] ; Garruti, Deborah dos Santos [2] ; dos Santos Dias, Carlos Tadeu [3] ; Cordenunsi, Beatriz Rosana [4, 1] ; Lajolo, Franco Maria [4, 1]
Total Authors: 5
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Food Sci & Expt Nutr, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] CNPAT, Embrapa Agroind Trop, BR-60511110 Fortaleza, Ceara - Brazil
[3] Univ Sao Paulo, Dept Exact Sci, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[4] Univ Sao Paulo, NAPAN, Food & Nutr Res Ctr, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Food Research International; v. 49, n. 2, p. 626-633, DEC 2012.
Web of Science Citations: 18

The aroma responsible for the flavor of fruits is highly susceptible to low temperatures in storage. The present study investigated the volatile composition of the Nanicao and Prata banana cultivars by testing pulp and whole fruit under cold storage conditions. The volatile fractions were characterized using headspace solid phase micro-extraction (HS-SPME) and gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). The cold storage induced changes in the volatile profile relative to the profile of the control group. The result of principal component analysis revealed that cold storage more strongly affects the Nanicao than the Prata cultivar. Esters such as 2-pentanol acetate, 3-methyl-1-butanol acetate, 2-methylpropyl butanoate, 3-methylbutyl butanoate, 2-methylpropyl 3-methylbutanoate and butyl butanoate were drastically reduced in the cold group of the Nanicao cultivar. Our results suggest that the metabolism responsible for the production of volatile compounds is related to the ability to tolerate low temperatures. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 09/14958-6 - Low temperature storage of different banana cultivars: the effect in attributes of quality
Grantee:Heliofábia Virgínia de Vasconcelos Facundo
Support Opportunities: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate