Welcome to International Network for Natural Sciences | INNSpub

Effect of some essential oils on post harvest quality of grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv Rasha (Siah-e-Sardasht)) during cold storage

Research Paper | April 1, 2013

| Download 4

Loghman Salimi, Mousa Arshad, Abdol Rahman Rahimi, Asad Rokhzadi, Sheno Amini, Majid Azizi

Key Words:

Int. J. Biosci.3( 4), 75-83, April 2013

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/3.4.75-83


IJB 2013 [Generate Certificate]


This experiment was carried out in order to study the influence of some essential oils on post harvest quality of grapevine (Vitis vinifera) cv. Rasha (Siah-e-Sardasht). The treatments included control (distilled water) and concentrations 250 and 500 ppm of basil (Ocimum basilicum), wild mint (Mentha longifolia) and ajowan (Carum copticum) essential oils at two periods of 30 and 60 days storage. Results showed that essential oils decreased the decay and weight loss percentage at both storage periods. In the final stage of experiment all essential oils improved total soluble solids (TSS), maturity index and vitamin C content, while decreased titratable acidity (TA) compared with control. Decay rate, vitamin C loss and weight loss were increased by increasing storage period, whereas the application of essential oils declined these traits. The concentrations of 500ppm of basil essential oil and 250ppm of ajowan essential oil were more effective on controlling decay and weight loss, respectively. Also, the highest contents of vitamin C were obtained by concentrations of 250 and 500ppm of basil essential oil at the first and the second periods of storage, respectively.


Copyright © 2013
By Authors and International Network for
Natural Sciences (INNSPUB)
This article is published under the terms of the Creative
Commons Attribution Liscense 4.0

Effect of some essential oils on post harvest quality of grapevine (Vitis vinifera cv Rasha (Siah-e-Sardasht)) during cold storage

Abdolahi A, Hassani A, Ghosta Y, Bernousi I, Meshkatalsadat M. 2010. Study on the potential use of essential oils for decay control and quality preservation of ’Tabarzeh’ table grape. Journal of Plant Protection Research 50, 45-52. http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/v10045-010-0008-2

Alikhani M, Sharifani M, Azizi M, Hemmati K, Mousavizadeh SJ. 2009. The effect of some natural compounds in shelf-life and quality of Pear fruit (Esfahan Shah mive cultivar) (In Persian). Journal of Agricultural Science and Natural Resources 16, 158-171.

Asghari Marjanlo A, Mostofi Y, Shoeibi Sh, Fattahi M. 2009. Effect of cumin essential oil on postharvest decay and some quality factors of strawberry. Journal of Medicinal Plants 8, 25-43.

Asghari Marjanlo A, Mostofi Y, Shoeibi Sh, Maghomi M. 2010. Effect of basil essential oil on postharvest decay and some quality factors of strawberry (‘Selva’) (In Persian). Journal of Medicinal Plants 8, 131-139.

Bouchra C, Achouri M, Idrissi Hassani LM, Hmamouchi M. 2003. Chemical composition and antifungal activity of essential oils of seven Moroccan Labiatae against Botrytis cinerea Pers: Fr. Journal of Ethnopharmacology 89, 165-169. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0378-8741(03)00275-7

Cox SD, Mann CMl, Markham JL, Bell HC, Gustafson JE, Warmington JR, Wylie SG. 2000. The mode of antimicrobial action of the essential oil of Melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree oil). Journal of Applied Microbiology 88, 170-175. http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2672.2000.00943.x

Crisoto CH, Smilanick JL, Dokoozlian NK. 2001. Table grapes suffer water loss, stem browning during cooling delays. California Agriculture 55, 39-http://dx.doi.org/42. 10.3733/ca.v055n01p39

Doulati Baneh H, Jalili R, Samet Kh, Amani A. 2011. Effect of polyethylene cover and sulfer pad on storage life of grapvine (Vitis vinifera) cv. Rasha (Siah-e-Sardasht) (In Persian). Journal of Seed and Plant Production 26, 457-471.

Jalili Marandi R, Hassani A, Ghosta Y, Abdollahi A, Pirzad A, Sefidkon F. 2010. Thymus kotschyanus and Carum copticum essential oils as botanical preservatives for table grape. Journal of Medicinal Plants Research 4, http://dx.doi.org/2424-2430. 10.5897/JMPR10.421

Kou L, Luo Y, Ding W, Liu X, W Conway. 2009. Hot water treatment in combination with rachis removal and modified atmosphere packaging maintains quality of table grapes. HortScience 44, 1947-1952.

Kader AA, Rolle RS. 2004. The role of postharvest management in assuring the quality and safety of horticultural produce. Rome, FAO Agricultural Services Bulletin 152, p. 51.

Lanciotti R, Gianotti A, Patrignani F, Belletti N, Gverzoni ME, Gardini F. 2004. Use of natural aroma compound to improve shelf life and safety of minimally processed fruit. Trends in Food Science and Technology 15, 201-208. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.tifs.2003.10.004

Lee SK, Kader AA. 2000. Preharvest and postharvest factors influencing vitamin C content of horticultural crops. Postharvest Biology and Technology 20, 207–220. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0925-5214(00)00133-2

Lichter A, Zutahy Y, Kaplunov T, Aharoni N, Lurie S. 2005. The Effect of ethanol dip and modified atmosphere on prevention of Botrytis rot of table grape. Hort Technology 15, 284- 291.

Liu WT, Chu CL, Zhou T. 2002. Thymol and acetic acid vapors reduced postharvest brown rot of apricots and plums. HortScience 37, 151–156.

Lownds NK, Banaras M, Bosland PW. 1994. Postharvest water loss and storage quality of nine pepper (capsicum) cultivars. HortScience 29, 191-193.

LurieS, Pesis E, Gadiyeva O, Feygenberg O, Ben-Arie R, Kaplunov T, Zutahy Y, Lichter A. 2006. Modified ethanol atmosphere to control decay of table grapes during storage. Postharvest Biology and Technology 42, 222–227. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2006.06.011

Luvisi DA, Shorey H, Smilanick JL, Thompson J, Gump B, Knutson J. 1992. Sulfur dioxide fumigation of table grapes. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bulletin 1932, DANR Publications, Oakland CA, 21 p.

Mahajan BVC, Arora NK, Gill MIS, Ghuman BS. 2010. Studies on extending storage life of ‘Flame Seedless Grapes. Journal of Horticulture Science and Ornamental Plants 2, 88-92.

Martínez-Romero D, Castillo S, Serrano M, Valverde JM, Guillén F, Valero D. 2004. The use of natural aromatic essential oils helps to maintain postharvest quality of ‘Crimson’ table grapes. Proceedings of the 5th International Postharvest Symposium. 6-11 June 2004, Verona, Italy. p, 1723-1727.

Mohammadi S, Aminifard MH. 2012. Effect of essential oils on postharvest decay and some quality factors of peach (Prunus persica var. Redhaven). Journal of Biological and Environmental Sciences 6, 147-153.

Mousavizadeh SJ, Sedaghathoor S, Khorami H. 2011. Essential oils as reducing agents of cabbage peroxidase. Scientia Horticulturae 128, 388-392. 10.1016/j.scienta.2011.01.027

Nelson KE. 1985. Harvesting and handling California table grapes for market. University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Bulletin 1913, DANR Publications, Oakland CA, p. 72.

Omidbaigi R. 2005. Production and processing of medicinal plants. Vol 2.Tehran. Astan Quds. In Persian.

Perkins-Veazie PM, Collins JK, Lloid J, Striegler RK. 1992. Influence of package on postharvest quality of oklahoma and arkansas table grapes. American Journal of Enology and Viticulture 43, 79-82.

Rattanapitigorn P, Arakawa M, Tsuro M. 2006. Vanillin enhances the antifungal effect of plant essential oils against Botrytis cinerea. International Journal of Aromatherapy 16,193-198. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijat.2006.09.003

Reddy MVB, Angers P, Gosselin A, Arul J. 1998. Characterization and use of essential oil from Thymus vulgaris against Botrytis cinerea and Rhizopus stolonifer in strawberry fruits. Phytochemistry 47, 1515-1520. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0031-9422(97)00795-4

SAS Institute. 2001. SAS/StaTUserˇıs Guide.Version9. SAS Institute, Cary, NC.

Serrano M, Martínez-Romero D, Castillo S, Guillén F, Valero D. 2005. The use of natural antifungal compounds improves the beneficial effect of MAP in sweet cherry storage. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 6, 115-123. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2004.09.001

Shahi SK, Patra M, Shukla AC, Dikshit A. 2003.  Use  of  essential  oil  as  botanical-  pesticide against postharvest spoilage in Malus pumilo fruits. Biocontrol 48, 223-232. http://dx.doi.org/10.1023/A:1022662130614

Snowdon AL. 1990. A color atlas of post-harvest diseases and disorders of fruits and vegetables, vol 1: general introduction and fruits. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press, p. 302.

Suntornsuk L, Gritsanapun W, Nilkamhank S, Paochom A. 2002. Quantitation of vitamin C content in herbal juice using direct titration. Journal of pharmaceutical and Biomedical Analysis 28, 849-855. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0731-7085(01)00661-6


Tzortzakis NG. 2007. Maintaining postharvest quality of fresh produce with volatile compounds. Innovative Food Science and Emerging Technologies 8, 111-116. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ifset.2006.08.001

Valero D, Valverde JM, Martínez-Romero D, Guillén F, Castillo S, Serrano M. 2006. The combination of modified atmosphere packaging with eugenol or thymol to maintain quality, safety and functional properties of table grapes. Postharvest Biology and Technology 41, 317-327. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2006.04.01 1

Wu CT. 2010. An overview of postharvest biology and technology of fruits and vegetables. Technology on Reducing Post-harvest Losses and Maintaining Quality of Fruits and Vegetables. Proceedings of 2010 AARDO Workshop. Held at Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute, Council of Agriculture, Taiwan, ROS. 3-9 October 2010. p, 2-11.

Zoffoli JP, Latorre BA, Naranjo P. 2008. Hairline, a postharvest cracking disorder in table grapes induced by sulfur dioxide. Postharvest Biology and Technology 47, 90–97. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2007.06.013

Zutahy Y, Lichter A, Kaplunov T, Lurie S. 2008. Extended storage of `Red Globe’ grapes in modified SO2 generating pads. Postharvest Biology and Technolology 50, 12-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.postharvbio.2008.03.00 6