Storage of mandarin oranges (Citrus reticulata Blanco) treated with wax or wrapped in diphenyl-treated paper
Rao, K.R.S., E.Al.
J. Fd Sci. Technol 4: 165-9
Under ambient conditions (26-30 degrees and 30-60% R.H.) and without any packaging, unwaxed, waxed and wiped oranges could be stored for 7, 9 and 12 days, respectively, compared with 16, 18 and 20 days, respectively, in ventilated polythene bags of 200 gauge, and 22 days in diphenyl-treated paper wrappers. In optimum cold storage (4-5 degrees and 85-95% R.H.) unwaxed fruits had a shelf life of 2 1/2 months and waxed fruits remained sound for 3 months.