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Quality and conservation of the egg of crioll for marketing in the amazon enviroment

The research was carried outs in the province of Pastaza in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the objective of determining external and internal quality at different days of storage in Creole eggs sent to local markets. 840 Creole eggs were evaluated, which were measured depending on the days of storage, and 120 eggs were sampled for each day of storage. The treatments to be applied were seven storage times 0, 5, 10, 15, 20, 25 and 30 days. The variables that were measured for external quality were egg weight, shape index and shell index. For internal quality was evaluated: yolk index and haugh Units. A Fully Randomized Design (FRD) was used. The external quality of the egg is affected only by the weight, which decreases after 10 days of storage in local markets, while the shape index and the shell index did not show any alteration. Regarding internal quality, the indicators of the yolk index and Haugh Units began to decrease their quality as the days of storage increased, affecting the commercialization process. It is considered that for the commercialization and packaging the Creole egg can be used until day 5 taking into account the yolk index, whereas with respect to Haugh Units until day 25 of storage in local markets for the conditions of the Ecuadorian Amazon.

Keywords: External and internal quality; commercialization; eggs, Amazon enviroment