Gamma radiation processing was found to extend shelf life of fresh turmeric. A 5 kGy radiation dose and 10 °C storage temperature was found to keep peeled turmeric samples microbe free and acceptable until 60 days of storage. The control sample without radiation treatment spoiled within a week of storage. The changes in color, texture and moisture content of fresh turmeric due to radiation treatment were found to be statistically insignificant.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Radiation Physics and Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Sept 2009|
- Gamma radiation
- Microbial decontamination
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