The Effect of Some Storage Systems on the Shelf Life of Avocado Pear (Persea Americana M.)

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Volume-10 Issue-2
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Tariebi Karikarisei, Egbe Ebiyeritei Wisdom
DOI : 10.14445/23497157/IJRES-V10I2P104

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Tariebi Karikarisei, Egbe Ebiyeritei Wisdom, "The Effect of Some Storage Systems on the Shelf Life of Avocado Pear (Persea Americana M.) ," International Journal of Recent Engineering Science, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 22-28, 2023. Crossref,

Determination of the shelf life of Avocado pear fruits and seeds stored under three different conditions such as cold storage, immersed in water and ambient condition for the duration of 1- 10 days and also some physical properties of avocado pear were investigated, such as axial dimensions volume, mean square diameters, surface area, aspect ratio, sphericity, arithmetic mean diameter, geometric mean diameter, equivalent diameter. Investigation shows that the width and thickness of the fruits and seeds values stored under cold storage conditions ranged from 89.4 to 91.34 mm, 65.3 to 69.1 mm and 65.1 to 68.2 mm, respectively, and the ones submerged in water ranged from 94.97 and 105.6 mm, 61.3 and 76.7 mm to 60.5 and 65.84 mm respectively and finally for ambient temperature conditions values ranging from 79.34 and 97.7 mm, 61.32 and 66.66 mm and, 60.5 and 65.84 mm respectively. The sample stored under cold storage on day 5 were still found to be green and unripe, while the ones immersed in water were found to be green; however, softening at the stem was observed, and those at ambient condition were found to be fully ripe and completely discolored(deteriorated). Therefore, cold storage system using a household refrigeration system was the best among the three storage conditions investigated, which is necessary to increase the shelf life of the sample. Finally, the results obtained are also essential for designing equipment for harvesting, processing, transporting, cleaning, sorting, separation, packaging and storage systems.

Physical properties, Cold storage, Avocado pear fruits, Household refrigeration system.

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