International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research (ISSN 2347-4289)

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International Journal of Technology Enhancements and Emerging Engineering Research

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ISSN 2347-4289

Physicochemical Changes During Ripening Of Monthan Banana

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Sandipkumar K. Patil, S. Shanmugasundaram



Keywords: normal ripening, variety, compositional changes.



ABSTRACT: The changes occur during normal ripening of banana variety (Monthan) was studied for nine days of storage. Percent moisture content of whole fruit was increased initially and decreased after the middle of ripening period, but moisture content of pulp increased gradually. The gradual increase in TSS was observed till the end of storage period. Steep depletion in firmness was positively correlated with the reduction in peel thickness. Pulp to peel ratio and specific gravity was increased steadily with decreasing fruit weight. The percent finger drop was 33.37 at the eight days of storage. The prominent maturity indices in monthan variety are weight, TSS, and firmness.



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