Control of mango decay using antifungal sachets containing of thyme oil/modified starch/agave fructans microcapsules

Fabiola Esquivel-Chávez, Citlali Colín-Chávez, José Juan Virgen-Ortiz, Miguel Ángel Martínez-Téllez, Roberto de Jesús Avena-Bustillos, Gabriela Peña-Madrigal, Marco A. Miranda-Ackerman

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Abstract

The aim of the present work was to control phytopathogens associated to mango decay by exposure to antifungal thyme oil-starch/agave fructans microcapsules in Nylon sachets. Fusarium pseudocircinatum, Alternaria alternata, Neofusicocum kwambonambiense, Cladosporium pseudocladosporioides, and Colletotrichum gloeosporioides were isolated from mango fruits and its mycelial growth was 100% inhibited with 5 μL of thyme oil. Thyme oil was microencapsulated with modified starch/agave fructans by spray drying. Thymol content, size, and shape of microcapsules were evaluated. Antifungal sachets were prepared by filling Nylon bags (4 × 4 cm) with different doses of thyme oil microcapsules: 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 g. The mycelial growth of all microorganisms was controlled with 0.10, 0.15 and 0.20 g of antifungal sachets. The incidence (75 and 65%) and severity (77 and 41%) of C. gloeosporioides were effectively reduced in mango, respectively, using 0.10 and 0.20 g of antifungal sachets.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100008
JournalFuture Foods
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Antifungal packaging
  • Mango decay
  • Microencapsulation
  • Phytopathogens
  • Thyme oil

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