Natural aroma chemicals as potato tuber sprouting inhibitor

Citation
Ak. Mittal et al., Natural aroma chemicals as potato tuber sprouting inhibitor, J FD SCI M, 38(5), 2001, pp. 499-501
Citations number
9
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Food Science/Nutrition
Journal title
JOURNAL OF FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY-MYSORE
ISSN journal
0022-1155 → ACNP
Volume
38
Issue
5
Year of publication
2001
Pages
499 - 501
Database
ISI
SICI code
0022-1155(200109/10)38:5<499:NACAPT>2.0.ZU;2-9
Abstract
The sprouting and rotting of potato during post harvest storage results int o tremendous losses. In the present study several naturally occurring volat ile essential oils and monoterpenoids were tested as sprout suppressant on potatoes of Cv. 'Kufri Ashoka' stored under ambient conditions (20-38 degre esC, 30-80 % RH) from March to May. Invidividual essential oils of spearmin t, peppermint, caraway and dill seed and in mixture peppermint-linalool wer e found to be most effective sprouting inhibitor, whereas, all the treatmen ts showed no significant differences In rotting behaviour as compared to co ntrol, except oils of caraway and dill seed.