Production of potatoes in the developing countries has been on the rise. This reinforces the growing importance of potatoes throughout Africa, Asia, and Latin America as a source of food and livelihood. However, this crop continues to experience major postharvest losses that are associated with a lack of effective storage facilities in these regions. This study used magnetic fields (MF) as an innovative technology to reduce potato losses while under storage. The effects of test variables; sources of magnetic fields intensity and exposure time on physicochemical properties of stored shangi potatoes were investigated. Double Helmholtz coils were used to generate MF. The coils were supplied with either direct current (DC) or alternating current (AC). Potatoes were then exposed to MF and stored in either the control or the commercial store. At the end of storage, physicochemical analyses were done following standard methods. AC MF resulted in significant (Ï < 0.05)...
Enhancement of potato (Solanum tuberosum L) postharvest quality by use of magnetic fields - a case of shangi potato variety.
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Irungu, F. G., Tanga, C. M., Ndiritu, F. G., Mathenge, S. G., Kiruki, F. G., Mahungu, S. M.; Enhancement of potato (Solanum tuberosum L) postharvest quality by use of magnetic fields - a case of shangi potato variety.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2023; doi:
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