The effects of Sunscreen material on pomegranate fruits

  • Mozhgan Farzamisepehr Department of Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch ,Saveh, Iran
  • Fateme Ahadi Department of Biology, Faculty of Agriculture, Islamic Azad University, Saveh Branch, Saveh, Iran


In order to investigate the effect of three types of sunscreen, a field experiment was performed on Saveh pomegranate fruit in a randomized complete block design with 4 treatments and 3 replications. Mulberry pomegranate fruits were treated with three sunscreens including: activated kaolin (60 gL-1), quicklime (40 mlL-1), liquid paraffin and control treatment over a period of 4 months. The results showed that the active kaolin and lime treatments Live caused a significant reduction in sunburn (P <0.05). The amount of polyphenols and antioxidants in pomegranate juice generally increased significantly in the treatment with paraffin and quicklime, but the amount of anthocyanin increased significantly All three chemical compositions of fruit juice did not increase significantly compared to active kaolin treatment. The polyphenol content of pomegranate peel under kaolin treatment increased significantly but lime and paraffin treatment did not show a significant increase. The antioxidant and anthocyanin levels of pomegranate peel and fruit surface temperature increased significantly compared to the control under all three treatments, and studies identified active kaolin as an effective sunscreen compound.


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How to Cite
FARZAMISEPEHR, Mozhgan; AHADI, Fateme. EFFECTS OF ACTIVATED KAOLIN, QUICKLIME AND PARAFFIN ON SUNBURN, FRUIT SURFACE TEMPERATURE, ANTIOXIDANT ACTIVITY, TOTAL POLYPHENOLS AND ANTHOCYANIN’S OF SAVEH POMEGRANATE FRUIT. International STEM Journal, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, p. 38-46, dec. 2020. Available at: <https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/STEM/article/view/27289>. Date accessed: 21 apr. 2021.

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