By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Food Weekly News -- Fresh data on Food Technology are presented in a new report. According to news reporting originating from Shanghai, People's Republic of China, by VerticalNews correspondents, research stated, "Firmness is one of the most important quality attributes of apricot fruits and is associated with chelate-soluble pectin (CSP). To elucidate the changes in CSP during postharvest, in vitro investigation of pectinase effects on CSP of apricot fruits was applied to simulate the in vivo changes in CSP fraction during postharvest."
Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, "It was found that effects of pectinase (40 U/mg) treatment were similar to those of storage time on CSP nanostructures from the results of atomic force microscopy. Relative frequency of widths less than 31.25 nm was 3.6 % for control group, while it was 16.2, 52.0 and 65.5 %, respectively, for 1:10,000 (pectinase/CSP), 1:1,000 and 1:100 pectinase-treated groups. Most of the CSP lengths were 0.5-1 mu m, while it was 0-1 mu m for pectinase-treated groups."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Pectinase treatment had some similar effects on CSP fraction as storage time."
For more information on this research see: In vitro study of the interaction between pectinase and chelate-soluble pectin in postharvest apricot fruits. European Food Research and Technology, 2013;237(6):987-993. European Food Research and Technology can be contacted at: Springer, 233 Spring St, New York, NY 10013, USA. (Springer - www.springer.com; European Food Research and Technology - www.springerlink.com/content/1438-2377/)
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting Y.M. Chen, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Coll Agr & Biol, Dept. of Food Sci & Technol, Shanghai 200030, People's Republic of China. Additional authors for this research include F.S. Chen, S.J. Lai, H.S. Yang, H. Liu, K.L. Liu, G.H. Bu and Y. Deng.
Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Shanghai, Treatment, Food Technology, People's Republic of China
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