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Effect of Chitosan Coating and Bamboo FSC (Fruit Storage Chamber) to Expand Banana Shelf Life

Artículos

Revista/Conferencia:

5TH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON MATHEMATICS AND NATURAL SCIENCES (ICMNS 2014)

Language:

English

Autor:

Pratiwi Aksarani 'Sa; Dwivany Fenny M.; Larasati Dwinita; Islamia Hana Cahya; Martien Ronny

Año:

2015

Volumen:

1677

Número de páginas:

100005(1-4)

Palabras claves:

banana; bamboo; chitosan; food storage chamber

Chitosan has been widely used as fruit preserver and proven to extend the shelf life of many fruits, such as banana. However, banana producers and many industries in Indonesia still facing storage problems which may lead to mechanical damage of the fruits and ripening acceleration. Therefore, we have designed food storage chamber (FSC) based on bamboo material. Bamboo was selected because of material abundance in Indonesia, economically effective, and not causing an autocatalytic reaction to the ethylene gas produced by the banana. In this research, Cavendish banana that has reached the maturity level of mature green were coated with 1% chitosan and placed inside the FSC. As control treatments, uncoated banana was also placed inside the FSC as well as uncoated banana that were placed at open space. All of the treatments were placed at 25oC temperature and observed for 9 days. Water produced by respiration was reduced by the addition of charcoal inside a fabric pouch. The result showed that treatment using FSC and chitosan can delay ripening process.