Modified atmosphere packaging maintains the postharvest quality of baby mustard (Brassica juncea var. gemmifera)

  • Bo Sun Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Hong-Mei Di Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Pei-Xing Lin Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Gui-Yuan Wang College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Zhi-Qing Li College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Ya-Ting Wang College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Peng-Cheng Fang College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Ce-Xian Cui College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Fen Zhang College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China
  • Yang-Xia Zheng College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Abstract

Baby mustard has increased in popularity among consumers. However, baby mustard is highly perishable. In this study, the influence of various modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) on the visual quality and content of soluble sugars and glucosinolates of baby mustard during postharvest storage was studied. Baby mustard was packed in no holes (M0), microholes (M1), or macroholes (M2) polyethylene bags respectively, and then stored at 20 °C. M1 and M2 inhibit the deterioration of visual quality of baby mustard, maintained the glucosinolates content, as well as prolonged the shelf life compared with non-wrapped plants, and M2 was the most effective in delaying the decline in visual parameters. By contrast, M0 accelerated the deterioration of postharvest quality. These findings indicate that M2 provides a promising approach for maintaining the visual and nutritional quality of postharvest baby mustard at ambient temperature.

Author Biographies

Bo Sun, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Hong-Mei Di, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Pei-Xing Lin, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Gui-Yuan Wang, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Zhi-Qing Li, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Ya-Ting Wang, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Peng-Cheng Fang, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Ce-Xian Cui, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Fen Zhang, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

Yang-Xia Zheng, College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

College of Horticulture, Sichuan Agricultural University, Chengdu 611130, China

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Sun, B., H.-M. Di, P.-X. Lin, G.-Y. Wang, Z.-Q. Li, Y.-T. Wang, P.-C. Fang, C.-X. Cui, F. Zhang, and Y.-X. Zheng. “Modified Atmosphere Packaging Maintains the Postharvest Quality of Baby Mustard (Brassica Juncea Var. Gemmifera)”. Emirates Journal of Food and Agriculture, Vol. 33, no. 11, Jan. 2022, doi:https://doi.org/10.9755/ejfa.2021.v33.i11.2780. Accessed 25 May 2022.
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