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November 14th, 2014



A study from Colombia has found that coatings based on natural elements can greatly increase mango shelf life while maintaining the fruit’s texture, color and weight.





The Universidad Nacional de Colombia research project involved developing a blend of cassava starch and citric pectin, in which fruits were submerged for two minutes and then stored a 11º C (51.8º F) and a relative humidity of 80%.


These types of coatings provide a semi-pervious barrier to the surface of the product that increases carbon dioxide and decreases oxygen levels, according to researcher Eliana María Estrada.



This allows for color, texture and weight to be preserved for a longer period of time, compared to the normal maturation time – between the sixth and tenth day.



“We chose mango because it is one of the main tropical fruits, and after the Andean blueberry it is the second most common flavor in fruit juices,”
Estrada said in a release.



108 mangos were used from the Antioquia Province weighing between 161 and 200 grams (5.7 and seven ounces).



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Alphonso





Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia








Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 


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It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

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Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.



However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.




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