Development strategies in preventing superficial scald and internal browning in Rocha pear and quality assurance in long-term storage
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funding type Industry National
acronym/
reference
RESTORAGEPEAR
alternative reference POCI-01-0247-FEDER-017777
research group(s) 4 - biorefineries, biobased materials and recycling;
department Chemistry (DQ)
execution dates 2016-12-01 - 2019-11-30 ( 36 Months )
abstract/
keywords
Rocha pear sector deals with the difficult challenge posed by the European Union that bans the use of antioxidant "diphenylamine" (DPA). Without this antioxidant, Rocha pear (and some varieties of apples produced in Portugal) preservation during storage is reduced to three months, time when the symptoms of visual change of the fruits are more likely to occur.

The ReStoragePear project will develop alternative strategies on prevention and quality assurance during long-term storage and, above all, will develop prototypes with better formulations combined with existing storage conditions.
coordinator
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Armando Jorge Domingues Silvestre
ciceco status Partner
proponent institution Coopval – Cooperativa Agrícola de Fruticultores do Cadaval
partner institution(s) Universidade Católica Portuguesa; Universidade de Aveiro
industrial partner(s) yes
international partner(s) no
total budget 572.728€
ciceco budget 147.145€
project code 3.89.240
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