Section 3
Chapter 2,590

Decontamination of insecticide residues on mango by washing and peeling

Awasthi, M.D.

Journal of Food Science and Technology (Mysore) 30(2): 132-133


ISSN/ISBN: 0022-1155
Accession: 002589759

The insecticide residues on mango fruits, resulting from plant protection sprays, were reduced to 66-68% for dimethoate and fenthion as against 21-27% for fenvalerate and cypermethrin simply by washing treatment. The peeling-off the fruit pericarp was found to dislodge 100% residues in all cases.

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