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Effect of storage temperature on storage life and sensory attributes of packaged mustard microgreens

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Short shelf life limits the commercial value of mustard microgreens. The present study was conducted to evaluate the effects of different storage temperatures on postharvest quality and sensory attributes of mustard microgreens to identify the optimum storage temperature. Mustard microgreens were stored at 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25 °C in 150 µm polyethylene bags. Samples were drawn at 0, 1, 2, 4, 7, 10, and 14 days and tested for changes in total chlorophyll content, tissue electrolyte leakage, weight loss, antioxidant activity, and sensory attributes. Storage temperature significantly (p < 0.05) affected the product quality, shelf life, and sensory quality. When stored at 5 °C, mustard microgreens showed no significant changes in antioxidant activity or tissue electrolyte leakage and minimal change in other parameters and maintained good overall sensory quality for 14 days. Samples stored at 10 and 15 °C retained good overall sensory quality for 4 and 2 days, respectively. When stored at 20 and 25 °C, microgreens deteriorated beyond consumption within one day. A storage temperature of 5 °C in 150 µm polythene bags can preserve high postharvest quality and sensory attributes for 14 days.
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hal-04009857 , version 1 (01-03-2023)

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Nayani Dayarathna, Nalin Gama-Arachchige, Jilushi Damunupola, Zhenlei Xiao, Ashoka Gamage, et al.. Effect of storage temperature on storage life and sensory attributes of packaged mustard microgreens. Life, 2023, 13 (2), pp.393. ⟨10.3390/life13020393⟩. ⟨hal-04009857⟩
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