Effect of Various Coating Materials on Keeping Quality of Mangoes (Mangifera indica) Stored at Low Temperature
Mango fruits (cv. Chausa) were treated with different concentrations of CMC, calcium chloride and beeswax. The mangoes were then placed in boxes, each with a sponge soaked in KMnO4.The mangoes were then stored at refrigerated temperature (8-10°C). The physico-chemical analysis were repeated after seven days interval. Fruits treated with 2% CMC, showed best behaviour through out storage period with minimum loss of weight, increased ascorbic acid content and was able to conserve better sensory characteristics through entire period of storage.