Accession Number : AD0747360
Title : The Effect of Light Quality on the Ripening of Detached Tomato Fruit.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,Corporate Author : ARMY NATICK LABS MASS FOOD LAB
Personal Author(s) : Mpelkas,Christos C. ; Kenyon,Ernest M.
Report Date : JUN 1971
Pagination or Media Count : 27
Abstract : A better knowledge of the factors affecting the rate and nature of ripening and its subsequent phase over ripening and spoilage of fresh fruits and vegetables could lead to control of this process. Preliminary studies were conducted on the effect of light of various wavelengths and under a dark situation on detached tomato fruit, with humidity, temperature and CO2 content of the atmosphere controlled. Color development, taste, firmness and chemical change (acid-base ratio) were used to study rates of ripening over an eight-day period. (Author)
Descriptors : (*FRUITS, STORAGE), LIGHT, AGING(MATERIALS), DETERIORATION, COLORS, TASTE, CHEMICAL REACTIONS, HUMIDITY, CARBON DIOXIDE, CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERESSubject Categories : FOOD, FOOD SERVICE AND NUTRITION
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE