Journal of Food Science and Technology

, Volume 52, Issue 5, pp 3079–3085

Effect of soaking in noni (Morinda citrifolia) juice on the microbiological and color behavior of Haden minimally processed mango

  • José Armando Ulloa
  • Noemí T. González Tapia
  • Petra Rosas Ulloa
  • José Carmen Ramírez Ramírez
  • Blanca E. Ulloa Rangel
Original Article

DOI: 10.1007/s13197-014-1371-1

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Ulloa, J.A., González Tapia, N.T., Rosas Ulloa, P. et al. J Food Sci Technol (2015) 52: 3079. doi:10.1007/s13197-014-1371-1
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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of soaking in noni juice on the microbiological and color behavior of minimally processed mango. Two batches of Haden mango cubes were treated by immersion in noni juice for 2.5 or 5.0 min. Each batch was packed in polypropylene boxes and stored at 6 °C for up to 15 days; in addition, a control group of mango cubes was prepared by immersion in sterile water for the same duration. According to the results, the soaking of mango cubes in noni juice had an antimicrobial effect on mesophilic aerobic bacteria, molds and yeasts during storage at 6 °C for 15 days, without significantly (P < 0.05) affecting the CIE L*, a*, b*, chroma and hue angle values, in comparison with the control after 12 days of storage. The noni juice soaking treatment was demonstrated to be a potentially valuable technology for decontamination of fresh-cut fruit surfaces.

Keywords

Noni juiceAntimicrobial activityFresh-cut fruitHaden mangoColorMorinda citrifolia

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Authors and Affiliations

  • José Armando Ulloa
    • 1
    • 2
    • 4
  • Noemí T. González Tapia
    • 2
  • Petra Rosas Ulloa
    • 1
    • 2
  • José Carmen Ramírez Ramírez
    • 3
  • Blanca E. Ulloa Rangel
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Tecnología de AlimentosUniversidad Autónoma de NayaritTepicMéxico
  2. 2.Unidad Académica de Ciencias Químico Biológicas y FarmacéuticasUniversidad Autónoma de NayaritTepicMéxico
  3. 3.Unidad Académica de Medicina Veterinaria y ZootecniaUniversidad Autónoma de NayaritCompostelaMéxico
  4. 4.Professor of Núcleo Académico Básico del Posgrado en Ciencias Biológico Agropecuarias. Unidad Académica de AgriculturaUniversidad Autónoma de NayaritXaliscoMéxico