• Materials Science
  • Published 2012

EFFECT OF GUM ARABIC EDIBLE COATING ON WEIGHT LOSS, FIRMNESS AND SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS OF CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.) FRUIT DURING STORAGE

@inproceedings{AlJuhaimi2012EFFECTOG,
  title={EFFECT OF GUM ARABIC EDIBLE COATING ON WEIGHT LOSS, FIRMNESS AND SENSORY CHARACTERISTICS OF CUCUMBER (CUCUMIS SATIVUS L.) FRUIT DURING STORAGE},
  author={Fahad Al-Juhaimi and Kashif Ghafoor and Elfadil Elfadl Babiker},
  year={2012}
}
The effect of application of gum arabic edible coating on weight loss, firmness and sensory characteristics was investigated for cucumber fruits. Cucumber was coated with gum arabic at different concentration (5, 10, 15 and 20%) and stored at 10 and 25 o C for up to 16 days. Gum coating significantly reduced weight loss of the fruits at both storage temperatures. The firmness of the control fruits significantly (p≤0.05) decreased with the storage time at both 10 and 25 o C. The application of… CONTINUE READING

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