THE POTENTIAL FOR CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE STORAGE OF SOME CARIBBEAN CROPS

Modified atmosphere storage can increase the storage life of certain perishable crops beyond what is normally expected in refrigerated storage. This involves a change in the gaseous composition of the atmosphere surrounding the crop, with carbon dioxide and oxygen being principally affected. This technique may have potential for extending the storage life of tropical crops and avoiding the effects of chilling injury. This paper reviews the state of research and examines the potential for controlled atmosphere storage of avocado, (Persea americana), breadfruit (Artocarpus altilis), cabbage (Brassica oleracea) and mango (Mangifera indica), crops which are important to the Caribbean region. ----- Almacenamiento en atmosfera modificada puede aumentar la vida poscosecha de ciertos cultivos de caracter perecedero a mas de 10que normalmente se espera en almacenamiento refrigerado. La modificaci6'n en atmosfera se trata de un cambio en la composici6n gaseosa de la atmosfera alrededor del producto, con di6"xidode carbon y oXlgeno siendo los principalmente afectados, Esta tecnica puede tener exito en extender la vida poscosecha de cultivos tropicales y en evitar los efectos de dailo por el frio. Este informs revisa el estado de investigacidn hasta hoy en dill y examina la posibilidad de almacenamiento en atomosfera modificada para el aguacate (Persea americana), fruta de pan (Artocarp us altilis), repollo (Brassica olereceel y mango (Mangifera indica), cultivos de importancia a la region del Caribe.


Issue Date:
Sep 08 1985
Publication Type:
Conference Paper/ Presentation
Language:
English
Total Pages:
8




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