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Nondestructive Determination of Internal Quality in Peaches and Nectarines

Published by the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers, St. Joseph, Michigan

Citation:  Transactions of the ASAE. 38(2): 617-623. (doi: 10.13031/2013.27874) @1995
Authors:   D. C. Slaughter
Keywords:   Nondestructive measurements, Near-infrared spectroscopy, Internal quality, Peaches, Nectarines

A nondestructive optical method for determining the internal quality of intact peaches and nectarines was investigated. The method, based upon visible and near-infrared spectrophotometric techniques, was capable of simultaneously predicting the soluble solids content (r = 0.92), sucrose content (r = 0.87), sorbitol content (r = 0.88), and chlorophyll A content (r = 0.97) of intact peaches and nectarines, and required no sample preparation.

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