Kinetics of Mango Fruits (Mangifera indica cv. ‘Nam Dok Mai Si Thong’) Quality Changes during Storage at Various Temperatures

  •  Duangjai Noiwan    
  •  Panuwat Suppakul    
  •  Adisak Joomwong    
  •  Jamnong Uthaibutra    
  •  Pornchai Rachtanapun    


Effect of various storage temperatures (13, 20, 27 and 34 °C) on biochemical, physical and physiological changes of mango fruits (Mangifera indica cv. ‘Nam Dok Mai Si Thong’) was investigated. Mangoes stored at low temperature revealed a decrease in their respiration rates. The lower respiration rates delayed ripening, ethylene production, weight loss, peel and flesh color changes, firmness, and total soluble solid content (SSC) as well as titratable acidity (TA). A second-order kinetic model, a Gaussian model, and a first-order kinetic model fitted well with response quality parameters on firmness, SSC and TA. The Arrhenius function was used to calculate the activation energies (Ea) of mango qualities including firmness, SSC and TA, which were 46.45, 43.05 and 54.22 kJ mol-1, respectively. These activation energies indicate a moderate temperature sensitivity of ripeness response and represent a good predictive tool for mango quality estimation along the food supply chain. The data reveal that stored mango fruit at 13 °C effectively prolongs the quality attributes and extends the shelf life of mango fruit.

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