E3S Web Conf.
Volume 337, 2022International Conference on Climate Nexus Perspectives: Toward Innovative, Resilient and Sustainable Solutions for Natural Resources and Biodiversity Management (I2CNP 2021)
|Number of page(s)||10|
|Section||Sustainability of Food Systems and Agricultural Productions|
|Published online||20 January 2022|
Effect of pre-harvest practices on physical and colorimetric characteristics of date fruit (cv. ‘Aziza Bouzid’) in Figuig oasis
Laboratory for Agricultural Productions Improvement, Biotechnology and Environment (LAPABE), Faculty of Sciences, University Mohammed First, BP-717, 60000 Oujda, Morocco
2 Higher Institute of Health Professions and Nursing Skills, 60000 Oujda, Morocco
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Dates represent a very important energy source that contains a wide range of functional, nutritional, bioactive, and aromatic components. Dates characteristics have been widely studied but none has been conducted on the pre-harvest factors responsible for the quality variation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of pre-harvest practices on physical and colorimetric characteristics. The analyses were conducted on twelve samples of ‘Aziza Bouzid’ cultivar and collected at Tmar stage from Figuig oasis. Results obtained for physical parameters show a significant variation between different samples. Weight of ‘Aziza Bouzid’ varied from 5.44 g to 9.04 g. Geometric mean diameter and Porosity varied from 13.08 mm to 17.01 mm and 31.88 % to 42.3 % respectively for ‘Aziza Bouzid’. Highest Chroma and hue values registered for ‘Aziza Bouzid’ were 38.14 and 83.22 and the lowest were 21.1 and 67.15. This study contributes to develop good agricultural practices, help improve the quality and increase the quantity of Moroccan date production.
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