Shelf life extension of fresh turmeric (Curcuma longa L.) using gamma radiation

R. Dhanya, B. B. Mishra, K. M. Khaleel, Abdul Jaleel Cheruth

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Abstract

Gamma radiation processing was found to extend shelf life of fresh turmeric. A 5 kGy radiation dose and 10 °C storage temperature was found to keep peeled turmeric samples microbe free and acceptable until 60 days of storage. The control sample without radiation treatment spoiled within a week of storage. The changes in color, texture and moisture content of fresh turmeric due to radiation treatment were found to be statistically insignificant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)791-795
Number of pages5
JournalRadiation Physics and Chemistry
Volume78
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Color
  • Gamma radiation
  • Microbial decontamination
  • Texture
  • Turmeric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiation

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