Effect of thinning on flower and fruit and of edible coatings on postharvest quality of jaboticaba fruit stored at low temperature

Talita Pimenta do Nascimento, José Emílio Bettiol Neto, Renato Alves Pereira, Inar Alves de Castro, Edvan Alves Chagas, Franco Maria Lajolo, Beatriz Rosana Cordenunsi
2013 Food Science and Technology  
Jaboticaba is a Brazilian fruit, native to the Atlantic forest, which belongs to the Myrtaceae family. In this work we describe the effect of the thinning of "flower", "fruit" and "flower & fruit" compared to non-thinned fruit (control) and of edible coatings with respect on nutritional composition, overall acceptability and shelf-life of jaboticaba 'Sabara' , grown in an irrigated commercial orchard. "Flower and fruit" thinning allows fruit with higher quality as diameter, volume and mass.
more » ... olume and mass. Non-thinned fruit shows higher yield, however fruit have lower quality. As a result of the improving quality at harvest, the shelf life was twice (~8 days) for thinned fruit. The lack of change in concentration of soluble sugar and absence of formation of volatile compounds during storage indicate that there was no natural fermentation of the jaboticaba pulp after harvest. Treatments with wax and calcium did not improve the jaboticaba shelf life.
doi:10.1590/s0101-20612013005000071 fatcat:rphpbixfk5bb5gutbkbeiephiu