Quality of Supersweet Corn Film-overwrapped in Trays

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  • 1 U. S. Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Horticultural Research Laboratory, 2120 Camden Road, Orlando, FL 32803

Quality changes of supersweet corn (Zea mays L.) were monitored during storage at 1, 4, or 10C, unwrapped or wrapped in stretch or shrink film. Film-wrapping maintained freshness and reduced moisture loss better than lack of wrapping. Wrapping in shrink film resulted in lower O2 and higher CO2 concentrations within packages than wrapping with stretch film. Film-wrapping in shrink film maintained total soluble solids content better than stretch-wrapping or no wrapping.