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Reduction of postharvest losses of Galia melon by a short hot-water rinse
Year:
2000
Source of publication :
Plant Pathology
Authors :
Aharoni, Yoav
;
.
Alkalai-Tuvia, Sharon
;
.
Copel, Azica
;
.
Fallik, Elazar
;
.
Horev, Batia
;
.
Regev, Rafi
;
.
Rodov, Victor
;
.
Weissblum, Aharon
;
.
Yekutieli, Oded
;
.
Volume :
49
Co-Authors:
Facilitators :
From page:
333
To page:
338
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Total pages:
6
)
Abstract:
A rapid method for simultaneously rinsing and disinfecting fresh harvested produce using a hot-water rinse and brushes (HWRB) was tested on Galia melon (Cucumis melo cv. reticulatus) fruit. The optimal treatment to reduce decay while maintaining fruit quality after prolonged storage and marketing simulation was 59 ± 1°C for 15 s. Trial shipments by sea transport to Europe demonstrated that treating melon with a commercial-scale HWRB machine (3 tonnes fruit h-1) maintained significantly better overall quality of treated fruit compared with untreated fruit. Exposing spores of Alternaria alternata and Fusarium solani to 60°C for about 15 s in vitro reduced germination by 48% and 42%, respectively. Employing HWRB resulted in a 3-log reduction in total colony-forming units (CFU) of the epiphytic microbial population, compared with untreated fruit. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that HWRB removed soil, dust and fungal spores from the fruit surface, and partially or entirely sealed natural openings in the epidermis.
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DOI :
10.1046/j.1365-3059.2000.00467.x
Article number:
0
Affiliations:
Database:
Scopus
Publication Type:
article
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Language:
English
Editors' remarks:
ID:
27594
Last updated date:
02/03/2022 17:27
Creation date:
17/04/2018 00:32
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Reduction of postharvest losses of Galia melon by a short hot-water rinse
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Reduction of postharvest losses of Galia melon by a short hot-water rinse
A rapid method for simultaneously rinsing and disinfecting fresh harvested produce using a hot-water rinse and brushes (HWRB) was tested on Galia melon (Cucumis melo cv. reticulatus) fruit. The optimal treatment to reduce decay while maintaining fruit quality after prolonged storage and marketing simulation was 59 ± 1°C for 15 s. Trial shipments by sea transport to Europe demonstrated that treating melon with a commercial-scale HWRB machine (3 tonnes fruit h-1) maintained significantly better overall quality of treated fruit compared with untreated fruit. Exposing spores of Alternaria alternata and Fusarium solani to 60°C for about 15 s in vitro reduced germination by 48% and 42%, respectively. Employing HWRB resulted in a 3-log reduction in total colony-forming units (CFU) of the epiphytic microbial population, compared with untreated fruit. Scanning electron microscopy (SEM) showed that HWRB removed soil, dust and fungal spores from the fruit surface, and partially or entirely sealed natural openings in the epidermis.
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