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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Physical Evaluation On Tomatoes Cv. 'romana' During Postharvest Handling [avaliação Física Do Tomate De Mesa 'romana' Durante Manuseio Na Pós-colheita]
Author: Ferreira M.D.
Cortez L.A.B.
Honorio S.L.
Tavares M.
Abstract: Tomato postharvest losses are very high in Brazil and the goal of this research was to evaluate the effect of handling and the transport of tomato fruits, cultivar Romana on the steps of harvesting, weight and transportation to the packinghouse, pointing some critical points. Tomatoes were harvested at plastic boxes, weighted and shipped to a packinghouse. Fruits taken directly from the plant were determined as reference. The parameters evaluated were weight loss and mechanical injury and tomato physical quality after storage during 21 days. It was observed an increasing on the weight loss, external damage, and postharvest losses, after storage. Handling and transportation were the cause of an increase in 6.6% in external damage and 1.93% of weight loss after storage, when comparing harvested fruits and fruits evaluated on the packing-house. The main reason for postharvest losses was due to mechanical injury caused during transportation mainly due to the compressure force among fruits and against the plastic boxes.
Rights: aberto
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Date Issue: 2006
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