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Storage temperature and type of cut affect the biochemical and physiological characteristics of fresh-cut purple onions

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Autor(es):
Berno, Natalia Dallocca [1] ; Tezotto-Uliana, Jaqueline Visioni [1] ; dos Santos Dias, Carlos Tadeu [1] ; Klugg, Ricardo Alfredo [1]
Número total de Autores: 4
Afiliação do(s) autor(es):
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Luiz Queiroz Sch Agr, BR-13418900 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
Número total de Afiliações: 1
Tipo de documento: Artigo Científico
Fonte: Postharvest Biology and Technology; v. 93, p. 91-96, JUL 2014.
Citações Web of Science: 8
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Minimal processing of onion (Allium cepa L.) results in convenience and freshness in a single product. However, inappropriate storage of fresh-cut onion results in losses of nutritional and sensory characteristics. To further understand this phenomenon, we evaluated the effect of the storage temperature and type of cut on the quality of fresh-cut purple onions. Purple onions (cv. Crioula Roxa) were minimally processed using two types of cut (10 mm cubes and 3-5 mm thick slices) and stored at different temperatures (0, 5, 10 and 15 degrees C) with 85-90% relative humidity (RH) for 15 days. The following analyses were performed to evaluate the shelf life of the purple onion: pungency, total phenolic content, anthocyanin content, quercetin content, respiratory rate, color, soluble solids content, titratable acidity, pH, dryness and deterioration index (DDI), and decay index (DI). Fresh-cut onions stored at 0 degrees C showed less pungency, lower respiratory rate levels and less variation of total phenolic, anthocyanin and quercetin contents. In addition, the physicochemical aspects and appearance changed less with fresh-cut onions stored at 0 degrees C. Moreover, slicing enabled a higher stability of the physicochemical and biochemical aspects in comparison to dicing. Storage of slices at 0 degrees C allowed preservation for up to 15 days. (C) 2014 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved. (AU)

Processo FAPESP: 10/12982-4 - Processamento mínimo de cebola roxa e amarela: aspectos fisiológicos, bioquímicos e microbiológicos
Beneficiário:Natalia Dallocca Berno
Linha de fomento: Bolsas no Brasil - Mestrado