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Variability and predictability of Malaysian export-grade starfruit properties


Hashim, Norhashila and Janius, Rimfiel and Osman, Azizah and Othman, Jamarei (2017) Variability and predictability of Malaysian export-grade starfruit properties. Journal of Engineering Science and Technology, 12 (2). pp. 460-470. ISSN 1823-4690


The properties of commercially-graded B10 cultivar starfruit (Averrhoa carambola) namely length, diameter, mass, volume, the five colours values (L, a*, b*, C, h°), firmness, total soluble solids (TSS), titratable acidity (TA) and pH were measured. Coefficients of variation (CV), correlation and property tolerances were evaluated to develop a relationship between the non-destructively measurable external properties and the non-destructively immeasurable internal properties. The length, diameter, mass and hue were found to have low CV levels. Mass appears to have a very strong correlation with volume while hue has a strong correlation with firmness.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Faculty of Food Science and Technology
Publisher: School of Engineering, Taylor’s University College
Keywords: Fruit quality; Predictability; Starfruit; Variation coefficient
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 02:32
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 02:32
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/52034
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