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Modified Atmospheric Packaging of Fresh-Cut Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) for Extending Shelf Life

by 1,2, 1,2 and 1,2,3,*
1
College of Food Science and Technology, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
2
National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center for Food Science and Engineering, Shanghai Ocean University, Shanghai 201306, China
3
Shanghai Professional Technology Service Platform on Cold Chain Equipment Performance and Energy Saving Evaluation, Shanghai 201306, China
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Academic Editors: Georgios Tsaniklidis and Dimitrios Fanourakis
Received: 17 September 2021 / Revised: 14 October 2021 / Accepted: 14 October 2021 / Published: 17 October 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Postharvest Storage of Agricultural Products)
Fresh-cut vegetables are prone to microbiological contamination and oxygenation during handling and storage. In this study, fresh-cut amaranth was subjected to various gas ratios (5–15% O2, 5–15% CO2, 80% N2) for 12 days. Chlorophyll content, ascorbic acid content, antioxidant enzyme activity, microbial population, and physiological and biochemical indicators were measured to evaluate the impact of atmospheric packaging. Suitable atmospheric packaging could slow the respiration of amaranth, delay the decline in physiological and biochemical characteristics, maintain the antioxidant enzyme activity, promote the sensorics, and prolong the shelf life by 2 days. According to the analysis of the results, modified atmospheric packaging (10% O2, 10% CO2, 80% N2) retarded the decline in fresh-cut amaranth quality, provided effective antioxidative browning, and inhibited Pseudomonas fluorescens development. View Full-Text
Keywords: fresh-cut amaranth; modified atmospheric packaging; antioxidation ability; antibacterial ability fresh-cut amaranth; modified atmospheric packaging; antioxidation ability; antibacterial ability
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Jin, S.; Ding, Z.; Xie, J. Modified Atmospheric Packaging of Fresh-Cut Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) for Extending Shelf Life. Agriculture 2021, 11, 1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101016

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Jin S, Ding Z, Xie J. Modified Atmospheric Packaging of Fresh-Cut Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) for Extending Shelf Life. Agriculture. 2021; 11(10):1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101016

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Jin, Siyuan, Zhaoyang Ding, and Jing Xie. 2021. "Modified Atmospheric Packaging of Fresh-Cut Amaranth (Amaranthus tricolor L.) for Extending Shelf Life" Agriculture 11, no. 10: 1016. https://0-doi-org.brum.beds.ac.uk/10.3390/agriculture11101016

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