Physicochemical Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Hydroponic Carrots (
) in an Extended Screening Process
This study compared the physicochemical properties and consumer acceptance of seven nutrient film technique (NFT) and eight microporous tube membrane nutrient delivery system (MTMS) grown hydroponic carrots. NFT-grown carrots had moisture contents range from 86.3–92.1% while the MTMS-grown carrots a range of 82.0–92.0%. β-carotene contents for the NFT-carrots ranged between 2,030–9,900 μg/100 g and for the MTMS-carrots between 2,977–10,488 μg/100 g. Royal Chantenay-NFT- and Mignon-MTMS-grown were the lightest in color, whereas, Mignon-NFT, and Little Finger-MTMS were the darkest. Paramex MTMS-grown was the most acceptable cultivar to the consumers. Paramex, Kinko and Mignon have good potential to be considered for further screening.
Citation: Gichuhi, P., Hathorn, C., Gladney, D., Mortley, D. et al., "Physicochemical Properties and Consumer Acceptance of Hydroponic Carrots (Daucus carota) in an Extended Screening Process," SAE Technical Paper 2006-01-2068, 2006, https://doi.org/10.4271/2006-01-2068. Download Citation
P. N. Gichuhi, C. S. Hathorn, D. Gladney, D. Mortley, S. Moultrie, E. Bromfield, A. C. Bovell-Benjamin
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