Scientia Horticulturae 226 (2017) 201–207 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Scientia Horticulturae journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locate/scihorti Carboxyl methylcellulose (CMC) containing moringa plant extracts as new MARK postharvest organic edible coating for Avocado (Persea americana Mill.) fruit ⁎ ⁎ a, a,b, c a Samson Zeray Tesfay , Lembe Samukelo Magwaza , Nokwazi Mbili , Asanda Mditshwa Discipline of Horticultural Science, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Discipline of Crop Science, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa Discipline of Plant Pathology, School of Agricultural, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Private Bag X01, Scottsville, 3209, Pietermaritzburg, South Africa ARTICLE I NFO ABSTRACT Keyword: This study investigated the potential of edible carboxyl methylcellulose (CMC) containing moringa leaf and seed Carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) extracts as a novel postharvest treatment for maintaining storage quality and controlling diseases in ‘Hass’ and Edible coatings ‘Gem’ avocado fruit. The study also investigated the antifungal activity of methanolic and ethanolic moringa Antimicrobial antioxidant plant extracts. Brieﬂy, 1% CMC was blended with 2% of moringa leaf (MLE) or seed extract (MSE). After the fruit Moringa
Scientia Horticulturae – Elsevier
Published: Dec 19, 2017
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