Note: The effect of Ethephon on the colour, composition and quality of mango (Mangifera indica, cv Kent) / Nota: Efecto del Ethephon sobre el color, la composicion y la calidad del mango (Mangifera indica cv Kent)
Centurion Yah, A.R.; Gonzalez Novelo, S.A.; Tamayo Cortes, J.A.; Argumedo, J.J.; Sauri Duch, E.
Food Science and Technology International 4(3): 199-205
ISSN/ISBN: 1082-0132 DOI: 10.1177/108201329800400306
Mango cv Kent, as grown on the Yucatan Peninsula, despite its satisfactory ripening, pleasant flavour, correct pulp colour and general acceptance, shows a skin without the characteristic red- yellow colour of the regular ripe fruit; it remains green and this makes it slightly unattractive to the consumer. On the other hand, ethylene and some other components such as Ethephon, have been used to homogenize the ripening in many fruits and to improve its colour.