The Effect of Re-Compression on Tomato Fruit Firmness

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Title: The Effect of Re-Compression on Tomato Fruit Firmness
Authors: Gormley, T. R. (Thomas Ronan)
Maher, M.J.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6917
Date: 1987
Abstract: In shelf-life tests when fruit firmness is measured by compressing the fruit, it may be desirable to re-compress the same fruit a number of times to keep the size of the experiment to a practicable scale. Results of tests showed that tomatoes which were re-compressed were softer than tomatoes tested only once. Therefore it was concluded that when absolute data are required it may be necessary to test a replicate set of tomatoes at each time of testing
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: An Foras TalĂșntais
Keywords: Shelf life tests;Modified shear press;Firmness value
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

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