Prepacking and Shelf Life of Mushrooms

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Title: Prepacking and Shelf Life of Mushrooms
Authors: Gormley, T. R. (Thomas Ronan)
MacCanna, C.
Permanent link: http://hdl.handle.net/10197/6952
Date: 1967
Abstract: Mushrooms covered with the PVC film Resinite in a Hartmann Foodtainer dish had a shelf life of 5 to 7 days when stored at 15° to 21°C. Uncovered mushrooms had a shelf life of 2 to 4 days under similar conditions. Treatment of mushrooms with solutions of antioxidants followed by prepackaging with Resinite gave a shelf life of only 3 to 5 days. The shear press and reflectometer were found suitable for measuring texture and whiteness of mushrooms. Toughness of covered and uncovered mushrooms increased over a 5-day period. Uncovered mushrooms lost 31.6 percent of their original whiteness after 4 days while covered mushrooms lost 18.8 percent. The corresponding moisture losses were 68.3 and 10.8 percent.
Type of material: Journal Article
Publisher: An Foras Talúntais
Keywords: Colour retention;Synthetic films;Polyphenol oxidase
Language: en
Status of Item: Peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Agriculture and Food Science Research Collection

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