A digital imaging method for measuring banana ripeness

Ji, Wei, Koutsidis, Georgios, Luo, Ronnier, Hutchings, John, Akhtar, Mahmood, Megias, Francisco and Butterworth, Mick (2013) A digital imaging method for measuring banana ripeness. Color Research & Application, 38 (5). pp. 364-374. ISSN 0361-2317

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Visually assessed appearance is undoubtedly of great importance to the selection of fruit by the consumer at the point of sale while the food supply chain also heavily relies on colour assessment methodologies for the determination of product quality. The use of printed colour charts to assess the ripening stages of fruits (i.e., banana ripeness charts) and/or vegetables is common in the fresh produce supply chain, even though they have limitations. However, the development of a more reliable and an objective instrumental method is necessary to describe fruit ripeness using set colour appearance parameters rather than subjective evaluations based on colour charts. In this article, we report a novel digital imaging methodology that could be used by the fresh produce industry to estimate the ripening stages of bananas more accurately.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: appearance, ripeness, colour, digital imaging, bananas
Subjects: B400 Nutrition
C900 Others in Biological Sciences
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Applied Sciences
Depositing User: Ay Okpokam
Date Deposited: 08 May 2012 11:45
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2019 18:28
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/6835

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