Comparative shelf life study of blackberry fruit in bio-based and petroleum-based containers under retail storage conditions.

@article{Joo2011ComparativeSL,
  title={Comparative shelf life study of blackberry fruit in bio-based and petroleum-based containers under retail storage conditions.},
  author={MinJung Joo and Nathan Lewandowski and Rafael A. Auras and Janice B Harte and Eva Almenar},
  journal={Food chemistry},
  year={2011},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={1734-40}
}
The shelf life of blackberries is relatively short, 2-3days at 0°C. Different marketing strategies like packaging can be used to retain blackberry quality during postharvest. This study compares the blackberry retail shelf life performance of different packaging materials, bio-based versus petroleum-based using the same packaging design. 'Cancaska' and 'Chester' blackberries were packaged in snap-fit closed packages made from oriented poly(lactic acid), OPLA, and oriented poly(styrene), OPS… CONTINUE READING

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