Storabelity of melon for different ripeness stages at harvest. Selection of instrumental procedures for quality assessment.

Agulheiro Santos, Ana Cristina and Barreiro Elorza, Pilar and Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita (1998). Storabelity of melon for different ripeness stages at harvest. Selection of instrumental procedures for quality assessment.. In: "AgEng98 European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference", 24-27, August-1998, Oslo (Noruega).

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Title: Storabelity of melon for different ripeness stages at harvest. Selection of instrumental procedures for quality assessment.
Author/s:
  • Agulheiro Santos, Ana Cristina
  • Barreiro Elorza, Pilar
  • Ruiz-Altisent, Margarita
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Article)
Event Title: AgEng98 European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference
Event Dates: 24-27, August-1998
Event Location: Oslo (Noruega)
Title of Book: European Society of Agricultural Engineers Conference
Date: 1998
Subjects:
Faculty: E.T.S.I. Agrónomos (UPM) [antigua denominación]
Department: Ingeniería Rural [hasta 2014]
UPM's Research Group: LPF-TAGRALIA
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

The consumption of melon (Cucumis melo L.) has been, until several years ago, regional, seasonal and without commercial interest. Recent commercial changes and world wide transportation have changed this situation. Melons from 3 different ripeness stages at harvest and 7 cold storage periods have been analysed by destructive and non destructive tests. Chemical, physical, mechanical (non destructive impact, compression, skin puncture and Magness- Taylor) and sensory tests were carried out in order to select the best test to assess quality and to determine the optimal ripeness stage at harvest. Analysis of variance and Principal Component Analysis were performed to study the data. The mechanical properties based on non-destructive Impact and Compression can be used to monitor cold storage evolution. They can also be used at harvest to segregate the highest ripeness stage (41 days after anthesis DAA) in relation to less ripe stages (34 and 28 DAA).Only 34 and 41 DAA reach a sensory evaluation above 50 in a scale from 0-100.

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Item ID: 23307
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/23307/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:23307
Deposited by: Servicio Biblioteca Universitaria
Deposited on: 31 Mar 2014 07:19
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2016 22:37
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