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Mango Quality Attributes and Grade Standards: A review of Available Information and Identification of Future Research Needs
Conducted By: Dr. Adel Kader, Postharvest Horticulture Consultant, Kader Consulting Services
Timeline: 09/12/2007 – 02/25/2008
- Review the literature about mango quality attributes, including appearance (size, shape, color, defects), texture, and flavor (taste and aroma)
- Determine if the available information is adequate to propose minimum eating quality standards for mango cultivars consumed in the U.S.
- Review the U.S. Standards for Grades of Mangos (issued on August 9, 2006) and reccommend revisions to the mango industry, if needed, based on available scientific knowledge
- Identify future research needs to determine indices of desirable sensory qualities of mangos that will assure consumer satisfaction