VEGETOS: An International Journal of Plant ResearchOnline ISSN: 2229-4473
Print ISSN: 0970-4078

All submissions of the EM system will be redirected to Online Manuscript Submission System. Authors are requested to submit articles directly to Online Manuscript Submission System of respective journal.

Research Article, Vegetos Vol: 30 Issue: 2

Evaluation of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Extracts on Quality of Stored Tomatoes

Ogbuehi HC*, Ohazurike NC and Emeribe EO

Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Imo State University P.M.B 2000 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria

*Corresponding Author : Ogbuehi HC
Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Faculty of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Imo State University P.M.B 2000 Owerri, Imo State, Nigeria
Tel: 083431210
E-mail:
[email protected]

Received: February 17, 2017 Accepted: May 15, 2017 Published: May 18, 2017

Citation: Ogbuehi HC, Ohazurike NC, Emeribe EO (2017) Evaluation of Ginger (Zingiber Officinale) Extracts on Quality of Stored Tomatoes. Vegetos 30:3. doi: 10.5958/2229-4473.2017.00145.8

Abstract

The laboratory study to determine the effects of ginger extract on the shelf-life and quality of tomato was conducted in the laboratory of the Department of Crop Science and Biotechnology, Imo State University, Owerri, Nigeria. The experiment was arranged in a Completely Randomized Design with four replications. Various concentrations (50 ml, 100 ml and 200 ml) of ginger extract formed the treatments, while the untreated fruits formed the control. Parameters such as colour change, spoilage, shrinkage (firmness) were measured; other parameters monitored were the weight loss, and nutritive values. Results showed that fruits in the control significantly (P<0.05) lost higher weights than fruits treated with ginger extract especially with 200 ml for 5 mins. Also the firmness in the treated fruits were higher than the untreated. The ascorbic acid and other nutrients were higher in the ginger extract treated fruits. 

Keywords: Tomatoes; Ginger extract; Quality; Shelf life

Track Your Manuscript

H5 Index

SCImago Journal & Country Rank

Share This Page