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1st Edition

Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables

ISBN 9781771887007
Published September 27, 2018 by Apple Academic Press
412 Pages 7 Color & 14 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

With the increasing need and demand for fresh fruits and vegetables, the field of postharvest science is continuously evolving. Endeavors are being made by scientists involved in postharvest research for maintenance of the quality and safety of fresh horticultural produce to enhance the postharvest life and to extend the availability of the produce in both time and space. This volume, Emerging Postharvest Treatment of Fruits and Vegetables, addresses the demand for the development and application of effective technologies for preservation of perishable food products, particularly fresh fruits and vegetables. It provides an abundance of up-to-date information about postharvest treatments. The chapters discuss a number of innovative technologies to prolong and enhance postharvest fruits and vegetables.

This book will be valuable for those concerned with horticulture and postharvest technology. It provides essential information for students, teachers, professors, scientists, and entrepreneurs engaged in fresh horticultural produce handling related to this field.

Table of Contents

Postharvest Treatments to Alleviate Chilling Injury in Fruits and Vegetables

Kalyan Barman, Swati Sharma, and Ram Asrey

Heat Treatments for Enhancing Storability of Fruits and Vegetables

Susan Lurie

Calcium: An Indispensable Element Affecting Postharvest Life of Fruits and Vegetables

T. Vijay Yadav and B. V. C. Mahajan

Effects of Methyl Jasmonate Treatment on Fruit Quality Properties

María Serrano, Alejandra Martínez-Esplá, Pedro J. Zapata, Salvador Castillo, Domingo Martínez-Romero, Fabián Guillén, Juan M. Valverde, and Daniel Valero

Nitric Oxide for Enhancing Storage Life of Fruits and Vegetables

Shuhua Zhu, Lili Zhang, Changbao Chen, and Jie Zhou

Nanotechnology in Packaging of Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Ovais Shafiq Qadri, Kaiser Younis, Gaurav Srivastava, and Abhaya Kumar Srivastava

Biological Control of Postharvest Diseases

R. R. Sharma and S. Vijay Rakesh Reddy

Application of Ozone as a Postharvest Treatment

Serdar Öztekin

Advances in Edible Coatings and Films for Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

Evening Stone Marboh and Alok Kumar Gupta

Postharvest Treatments to Reduce Browning in Minimally Processed Products

Alemwati Pongener, M. B. Darshan, and Aabon W. Yanthan

Essential Oils and Plant Extracts as Natural Antimicrobial Agents

A. García Heredia, J. E. Dávila-Aviña, C. Zoellner, L. E. Garcia-Amezquita, N. Heredia, and S. García

Polyamines for Preserving Postharvest Quality

Swati Sharma, Anil Kumar Singh, Sanjay Kumar Singh, Kalyan Barman, Sunil Kumar, and Vishal Nath

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