MICROFLORA CHANGES IN MODIFIED‐ATMOSPHERE‐PACKAGED BROCCOLI FLORETS STORED AT REFRIGERATED TEMPERATURE

FARIDAH MOHD‐SOM, EDUARDO KERBEL, SCOTT E. MARTIN, SHELLY J. SCHMIDT

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Abstract

Changes in the microflora of packaged (Resinite VF‐71 film) and nonpackaged broccoli florets held at 8C for 7 days were analyzed. Oxygen and carbon dioxide concentrations, aerobic plate, coliform yeast/mold counts, and overall quality were determined. Level of O2 decreased from 15.58 to 5.15%, while CO2 increased from 2.88 to 8.22% after 94 h of storage. Within each microorganism group, similar growth trends were observed between the packaged and nonpackaged samples; however, the packaged samples consistently exhibited a statistically significant (p ≤ 0.05) lower microbial count compared with nonpackaged samples throughout the storage period. Packaged and nonpackaged florets retained their green color and no off‐odor was detected; however, the nonpackaged florets were found to be less crispy than the packaged samples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)347-360
Number of pages14
JournalJournal of Food Quality
Volume17
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Food Science
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality

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