ABSTRACT Broccoli spears were packaged using a semipermeable polymeric film and stored 96 hr at 20°C. CO2 and O2 concentrations within the packages equilibrated to about 9 and 3%, respectively. Relative to non‐packaged spears, ascorbic acid, chlorophyll and moisture retention were greater; and peroxidase activity was lower in packaged broccoli. No differences were found in total aerobic microbial population growth or Instron shear values between packaged and control spears.
Journal of Food Science – Wiley
Published: Sep 1, 1993
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