Leafy Asian Vegetables – extending their shelf-life: Part 2

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  • Published: 1 Jan 2002

  • Author(s): O\'Hare, T.J., Wong, L.S.

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The present project investigated the availability of plastic films on the market-place to achieve this aim, and at the same time explored the potential for new technology capable of maintaining leaves in a fresh, green state.

Furthermore, this project extends the one-page information leaflet series that was initiated by another RIRDC project (DAV153A Diversifying Asian Vegetable Markets) offering a useful summary of correct handling techniques for pak choy, mizuna, mibuna, Chinese mustard, tatsoi, choy sum and garland chrysanthemum.

This report outlines the findings, and provides feedback on the search and development of films for modified atmosphere packaging, as well as providing a useful insight as to what really controls shelf-life in Asian leafy vegetables.