Journal of
Stored Products and Postharvest Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Stored Prod. Postharvest Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6567
  • DOI: 10.5897/JSPPR
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 155

JSPPR Articles

Effect of perforated blue polyethylene bunch covers on selected postharvest quality parameters of tissue-cultured bananas (Musa spp.) cv. Williams in Central Kenya

December 2010

Banana farming in Kenya has recently moved from subsistence to commercial farming. There is therefore the need to produce high quality fruits that are visually acceptable, have good postharvest quality attributes and therefore sell well in both local and international markets. Technologies such as pre-harvest bunch covers have been shown to improve postharvest quality of banana fruits. However, earlier reports on the...

Author(s): Muchui M.N.⊃, Mathooko F.M.⊃, Njoroge C.K., Kahangi E.M., Onyango C.A.and Kimani E.M.

Proximate composition of selected groundnut varieties and their susceptibility to Trogoderma granarium Everts attack

October 2010

The proximate composition including moisture content, crude fat, crude protein and ash were determined for six groundnut varieties. Moisture content was highest (8.9%) in SAMNUT 19 followed by SAMNUT 23(8.6%) and was lowest (6.6%) in EX-DAKAR while ash ranged from 3.0% in RRB to 7.4% in RMP-91. The crude protein was highest (31.3%) in EX - DAKAR and lowest (19.7%) in SAMNUT 19. RRB had the highest crude fat of 53.1%...

Author(s): A. K. Musa, D. M. Kalejaiye, L. E. Ismaila and A. A. Oyerinde

Biological control of rot-inducing fungi of water yam (Dioscorea alata) with Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas syringae and Pseudomonas chlororaphis

October 2010

Potential of Trichoderma harzianum, Pseudomonas syringae and Pseudomonas chlororaphis for the control of rot in post harvest yams was investigated. Treatments comprising two pathogenic fungi, each paired with three biological antagonists were set up. Degree of rot was evaluated by calculation of percentage reduction by the antagonists. Pathogenicity test showed that Botryodiplodia...

Author(s): R. N. Okigbo and A. N. Emeka

Climacteric ethylene is not essential for initiating chilling injury in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) cv. Ailsa Craig

May 2010

Chilling-sensitive fruit often produce a burst of ethylene when reconditioned at ambient temperature after cold storage. This has led some authors to propose that Chilling injury (CI) may be induced by post-chilling ethylene production. To test this hypothesis we examined two tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) mutants, non-ripening (nor) and ripening-inhibitor (rin) that do not produce climacteric ethylene. Fruits...

Author(s): Kietsuda Luengwilai and M. Diane Beckles

Optimization of the level of guar gum in low fat yak milk paneer

May 2010

Growing market for health promoting food products offers scope to develop dietary fiber enhanced low fat paneer. Therefore, a study was undertaken to compare sensory quality attributes of full fat, low fat and dietary fiber enhanced low fat paneer prepared from yak milk. Optimization of fat to 1% level significantly increased density but decreased casein in yak milk. Yield was significantly reduced in low fat fiber...

Author(s): G. Kandeepan and S. Sangma

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