L' effet de l'irradiation gamma sur la conservation des fraises

M. Herregods, M. De Proost

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The possibility of increasing the storage life of strawberries by gamma irradiation has been investigated. Especially the effect of irradiation of Red Gauntlet strawberries on mycological infection, vitamin C content, colour, viscocity and density of the juice has been examined.

The tests show that gamme irradiation can prolong the cold storage life of strawberries by a factor of three. A dose of 0.5 Mrad causes a softening of the strawberries, and the ascorbic acid content was found to decrease. The optimum dose is about 0.25 Mrad.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherSCK CEN
Number of pages8
StatePublished - Dec 1963
Externally publishedYes

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NameSCK CEN Reports
PublisherSCK CEN

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