Revista Ciencias Técnicas Agropecuarias
On-line version ISSN 2071-0054
GARCIA TAIN, Yelene; PEREZ PADRON, Jesús; GARCIA PEREIRA, Annia and HERNANDEZ GOMEZ, Antihus. Determination of pineapple (Ananas Comosus) quality properties Cayena Lisa variety stored under environmental conditions. Rev Cie Téc Agr [online]. 2011, vol.20, n.1, pp. 62-65. ISSN 2071-0054.
The quality is a complex attribute of necessary knowledge for fruit crop and postharvest in its different forms of consumption. The present research work aim is to determine pineapple ( Ananas Comosus ) quality properties Cayena Lisa variety stored under environmental conditions. During the analysis (50 fruits, stored 9 days, evaluating 5 daily) weight loss, IC*, firmness, SSC, pH, touch firmness, aroma and general appearance were determined relating each property vs storage time through the calculation tool Excel, Microsoft Office 2007. As main results, the ripeness stages through a colorimetric diagram, as well as, the optimal recommended period (from 5th to 7th days of being stored) for fresh fruit consumption were already established, while from 8th on the fruit is considered able to be industrially processed. All the studied properties demonstrated high dependence vs. the storage time.
Keywords : fruit postharvest; ripeness stage.