Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment

Vol 12, Issue 1,2014
Online ISSN: 1459-0263
Print ISSN: 1459-0255

Effects of modified atmosphere packaging on quality of cut Dendrobium orchid


Warinthon Yimyong 1, 2, Peeyush Soni 1 *

Recieved Date: 2013-10-23, Accepted Date: 2014-01-11


In this paper the effects of modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) treatment using either polyethylene film (PE), low density polyethylene film (LDPE), high density polyethylene film (HDPE), polyvinyl chloride film (PVC) and polypropylene film (PP) on the quality and storability of cut Dendrobium orchids were investigated. Orchid flowers were packed in a cardboard box, which was then wrapped with each of the different MAP film types under consideration and completely sealed prior to being stored at 13°C with 95% relative humidity (RH). The results indicated that the Dendrobium orchids packed inside polypropylene (PP) film had the longest storage life of 18 days, whereas the control ordinary batch conventional packing lasted the shortest of merely 9 days. Moreover, all MAP’s were found to lower weight loss, respiration rates, ethylene production and anthocyanin content of orchid flowers.


Dendrobium orchid, modified atmosphere packaging, plastic film, storage life, ethylene, anthocyanin, respiration

Journal: Journal of Food, Agriculture and Environment
Year: 2014
Volume: 12
Issue: 1
Category: Environment
Pages: 408-411

Full text for Subscribers

Note to users

The requested document is freely available only to subscribers/registered users with an online subscription to the Journal of Food, Agriculture & Environment. If you have set up a personal subscription to this title please enter your user name and password. All abstracts are available for free.

Article purchasing

If you like to purchase this specific document such as article, review or this journal issue, contact us. Specify the title of the article or review, issue, number, volume and date of the publication. Software and compilation, Science & Technology, all rights reserved. Your use of this website details or service is governed by terms of use. Authors are invited to check from time to time news or information.

Purchase this Article:   20 Purchase PDF Order Reprints for 15

Share this article :