In the present study, the keeping quality of differently packed and stored marigold flowers was evaluated under ambient conditions during the summer and rainy seasons.
The shelf life of marigold was 1 day in summer and 4 days in the rainy season which was supported by high membrane stability index, relative water content, total soluble proteins, total soluble sugars, lesser loss in physiological weight, minimum spoilage, and maximum freshness index of flowers in the rainy season. The ice box, CFB box, and polythene packages showed better results than the gunny bag and onion mesh bag.
One-day storage was better compared to two and three days in all the seasons. Thus, marigold flowers can be packed in the ice box, CFB box, and polythene for 2 to 3 days without any adverse effect on keeping quality during the rainy season.
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Evaluation of Post-harvest Quality of Marigold Flowers After Packaging and Storage in Different Seasons, June 2022
Bangladesh Journal of Botany 51(2):247-254