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Record number 498221
Title Impact of postharvest ripening strategies on 'Hass' avocado fatty acid profiles
Author(s) Pedreschi Plasencia, Romina; Hollak, S.; Harkema, H.; Otma, E.; Robledo, P.; Westra, Eelke; Berg-Somhorst, Dianne van de; Ferreyra, R.; Defilippi, B.G.
Source South African Journal of Botany 103 (2016). - ISSN 0254-6299 - p. 32 - 35.
Department(s) FBR Post Harvest Technology
FBR Sustainable Chemistry & Technology
FBR Consumer Science & Health
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2016
Keyword(s) Eating quality - Fatty acids - Persea americana - Unsaturation

Persea americana Mill. cv 'Hass' is a subtropical fruit highly appreciated as a rich source of fatty acids mostly of the monounsaturated type. Commonly commercially applied postharvest ripening strategies for the ready to eat market based on high temperature (15 and 20 °C) and external ethylene (0 or 100 ppm applied for 24 h) application did not have a detrimental effect on the fatty acid profile or composition and total amount of oil recovered at edible ripeness. The results of this study have important implications for the fresh fruit and avocado oil industry. The composition of the fatty acid profile in 'Hass' avocados was mostly influenced by growing and environmental conditions. Commercially applied postharvest ripening strategies based on temperature and ethylene did not affect negatively the fatty acid composition of the fruit.

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