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Irradiation preserves blueberry, grape quality

Wednesday, January 6, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Scientists monitored the effects of irradiation on the quality of three varieties of blueberries and two varieties of grapes treated at phytosanitary dose levels. Results showed that blueberries and grapes have a high tolerance for phytosanitary irradiation and that storage affects quality more than irradiation. Firmness was the primary attribute affected by irradiation for both varieties of grapes. Sensory tests showed that consumers did not have a preference for control or irradiated fruit.

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