Postharvest responses of red and yellow sweet peppers grown under photo-selective nets. Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Postharvest responses of red ('HTSP-3') and yellow ('Celaya') sweet pepper fruit yield, quality parameters and bioactive compounds (to three types of photo-selective nets and a standard black net) were investigated in this study. Red and yellow peppers produced under the black net retained higher -carotene, lower total phenolic contents and showed deep red and orange colour after storage. Both peppers produced under the pearl net retained a higher ascorbic content, antioxidant scavenging activity, fruit firmness and also reduced weight loss after storage. Red and yellow peppers grown under pearl and yellow nets resulted in a higher percentage of marketable fruit, after storage. Red pepper grown under the yellow net showed a higher number of odour active aroma compounds in the fruit, while black nets significantly affected the synthesis of odour active aroma compounds during storage. Sensory analysis indicated a preference for red pepper fruits after storage from plants grown under pearl nets.

published proceedings

  • Food Chem

author list (cited authors)

  • Selahle, K. M., Sivakumar, D., Jifon, J., & Soundy, P.

citation count

  • 42

complete list of authors

  • Selahle, Kamogelo M||Sivakumar, Dharini||Jifon, John||Soundy, Puffy

publication date

  • April 2015