Ice or an Ice-replacement Agent does Not Improve Refrigerated Broccoli Storage at 1C

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  • 1 Department of Plant Production, Horticulture Section, The University of Queensland Gatton College, Lawes 4343, Australia.

Broccoli (Brassica oleracea L. Italica group) was stored separately with ice and with an ice-replacement agent in polystyrene boxes and without an internal coolant in plastic-lined fiberboard boxes at 1C for 5 weeks and then under simulated marketing conditions at 20C for 2 days. Internal coolants did not improve quality, which was marginally reduced under all handling conditions, and they did increase postharvest costs.

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