Mango is one of the popular fruits in the world due to its attractive color, delicious taste and excellent nutritional properties. Known for its sweet fragrance and flavor, the mango has delighted the senses for more than 4000 years. A celebrated fruit, mango, now produced in most of the tropical parts of the globe.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Internal Breakdown of Mango

Internal Breakdown of Mango
Generally the symptoms of internal breakdown are characterized by breakdown of the flesh on the ventral side and toward the apex on the fruit.

In Haden mangos, there is a yellowing of the green skin at the apex, which becomes soft.

At the advanced stage of the disorder, the tissue becomes spongy and grayish black.

The causes of this malady are mostly unknown, but exposure of fruits to infra red rays at 40 degree C produced 100% occurrence with 20% intensity of damage.

The symptoms of this disorder are revealed only when the fruits are open cut open. The internal breakdown tissue is soft or spongy, with or without off-flavour.

The disorder commences from the stone and spreads toward the periphery. In severe cases the whole fleshy tissue becomes too soft, resembling bacteria rot.
Internal Breakdown of Mango

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