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Table 2 Changes of color parameters* in barberries packaged under different atmospheres during storage at 4 and 25 °C

From: Capability of oxygen-scavenger sachets and modified atmosphere packaging to extend fresh barberry shelf life

Atmosphere type Temperature Storage day
7 14 21 2
a* L* a* L* a* L* a* L*
Harvesting day: L* = 44.8 ± 3.0 a* = 36.1 ± 2.3
4 °C Control 26.6 ± 1.1ABa 53.3 ± 1.7Aa 24.2 ± 1.5Ba 52.6 ± 3.0Aa 23.3 ± 2.7Aa 51.0 ± 0.8Aa 27.2 ± 1.3Aa 52.3 ± 2.0Aa
N2 gas 29.1 ± 0.8ABa 52.7 ± 2.1Aa 26.2 ± 1.9ABa 52.6 ± 2.0Aa 26.7 ± 2.0Aa 52.4 ± 1.6Aa 25.8 ± 3.1Aa 51.5 ± 2.5Aa
Vacuum 25.3 ± 2.4Ba 53.0 ± 2.3Aa 26.4 ± 0.7ABa 52.5 ± 1.4Aa 25.9 ± 2.9Aa 51.9 ± 2.9Aa 28.7 ± 1.9Aa 50.8 ± 1.6Aa
Oxygen scavenger 27.5 ± 0.8Aa 53.7 ± 2.2Aa 28.0 ± 0.8Aa 53.3 ± 3.3Aa 26.3 ± 2.2Aa 52.7 ± 1.9Aa 28.3 ± 2.3Aa 51.5 ± 2.3Aa
25 °C Control 26.4 ± 0.4Aa 54.9 ± 1.2Aa 24.3 ± 3.1Aa 53.3 ± 1.5Aa 20.9 ± 5.6Aa 52.4 ± 1.6Aa 25.8  ±  3.1Aa 51.8 ± 1.5Aa
N2 gas 26.5 ± 3.0Aa 52.9 ± 0.8Aa 26.1 ± 1.2Aa 51.7 ± 3.2Aa 24.7 ± 0.6Aa 51.2 ± 3.1Aa 23.9 ± 1.5Aa 49.8 ± 1.9Aa
Vacuum 28.3 ± 4.2Aa 53.0 ± 2.0Aa 26.0 ± 3.4AAa 52.7 ± 2.9Aa 24.5 ± 2.2Aa 49.8 ± 4.1Aa 27.2 ± 3.2Aa 49.1 ± 3.1Aa
Oxygen scavenger 27.5 ± 3.5Aa 54.2 ± 2.2Aa 26.3 ± 1.9a 53.8 ± 1.0Aa 25.9 ± 2.6Aa 54.3 ± 1.8Aa 25.3 ± 2.3Aa 51.1 ± 3.1Aa
  1. *Mean ± standard deviation (SD)
  2. Non-similar uppercase and lowercase letters indicate a significant difference in columns and rows, respectively, for each temperature according to Tukey test (P < 0.05)