EVALUATION OF PACKAGING CONTAINERS FOR STORAGE OF OSMO-DEHYDRATED PRODUCT OF MANGOPraveen Kumar Mishra, Vikash Kumar Mishra, V.K. Maurya, Jagdeep Chaurasiya, Sanjay Sahay, A.K. Mauriya and Sachin Tyagi
The investigation was carried out in the Post Harvest Laboratory of the Department of Horticulture, N.D. University of Agriculture and Technology, Kumarganj, Faizabad (UP) during 2012-13 to assess the effect of packaging containers on storage stability of mango (Mangifera indica L.) osmo-dehydrated products (candy). The fruits of mango cultivar Mallika were used for preparation of candy and stored in glass jars, plastic jar and LDPE packet at ambient room temperature. The changes during storage in quality were judged at monthly interval and observed that the LDPE packet was better in comparison to glass jar and plastic jar for packaging of mango candy at ambient temperature with good condition up to 10 months of storage period in LDPE packet. The maximum cost: benefit ratio of mango candy was found 1: 1.36 packed in LDPE packet followed by plastic jar and glass jar. The experiment will be very helpful in commercialization of mango candy by the processors, industrialist as well as consumers in context to durability and price.
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