Prestorage heat treatment to maintain nutritive and functional properties during postharvest cold storage of pomegranate.

Abstract

Heat treatments have been used to extend storability of several fruits, although no information is available about their effects on nutritive and functional properties in pomegranates, which was the objective of this research. Thus, pomegranate fruits were heat treated (dips at 45 degrees C for 4 min) and stored at 2 degrees C for 90 days. Every 15 days… (More)

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