Accessibility navigation


A pilot plant scale testing of the application of seaweed-based natural coating and modified atmosphere packaging for shelf-life extension of fresh-cut apple

Augusto, A., Miranda, A., Costa, L., Pinheiro, J., Campos, M. J., Raimundo, D., Pedrosa, R., Mitchell, G., Niranjan, K. and Silva, S. F. J. (2022) A pilot plant scale testing of the application of seaweed-based natural coating and modified atmosphere packaging for shelf-life extension of fresh-cut apple. Journal of Food Processing and Preservation. e16630. ISSN 1745-4549

[img] Text - Accepted Version
· Restricted to Repository staff only until 15 April 2023.

582kB

It is advisable to refer to the publisher's version if you intend to cite from this work. See Guidance on citing.

To link to this item DOI: 10.1111/jfpp.16630

Abstract/Summary

Codium tomentosum hydroethanolic extract was obtained using a pilot solid-liquid extractor to validate the anti-browning functionality of the extract under industrial conditions. Fresh-cut apple slices were coated by immersion in: 1) a seaweed extract solution (0.5 % w/v) and 2) a commercial coating, and the two sets of samples were compared with a control (immersion in water). Packaged samples were stored, under ambient and modified atmosphere conditions at 4˚C. After 30 days of storage, the samples which were coated with the seaweed extract and packaged under modified atmosphere, demonstrated lower peroxidase activity and polyphenol oxidation when compared with the samples treated with the commercial additive. These results confirm, at pilot scale and under industrial production conditions, the efficacy of the seaweed extract as a bio-based substitute for the synthetic coatings which are currently used to prevent browning in fresh-cut apples.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Chemistry, Food and Pharmacy > Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences > Food Research Group
ID Code:104873
Publisher:Wiley

University Staff: Request a correction | Centaur Editors: Update this record

Page navigation