Effect of postharvest UV-B irradiation on nutraceutical quality and physical properties of tomato fruits.

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Nutraceutical (ascorbic acid and carotenoids) and physical (colour and firmness) parameters were evaluated in two tomato genotypes (Money maker and high pigment-1) subjected to post harvest UV-B irradiation at different ripening stages (mature green and turning). UV-B treatment increased the concentration of ascorbic acid and carotenoids in Money maker… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2012.09.095

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