Shipping And Static Trials of Cauliflower Containers Using Modified Atmosphere Packaging (Map)
Modified atmospheric packaging (MAP) can extend the post-harvest life of a cauliflower compared to traditional packaging methods. This extended lifespan can be utilised during storage and shipping. In this trial, cauliflower was harvested 42,28, and 14 days prior to arrival at the market and was packed into 6 different types of packaging and stored prior to shipment under controlled temperature conditions for 28, 14 and 0 days. The results indicate that if only good quality cauliflower was packed and an excellent temperature management was guaranteed between harvest and marketing, then the cauliflower’s lifespan could be further extended using carton liners that provide a greater atmospheric modification.