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
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
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
Kalyan Barman, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture, Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. Formerly, he served as Assistant Professor in the Department of Postharvest Technology, K.R.C. College of Horticulture, University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot, Karnataka, and Department of Horticulture (Fruit), Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, Bihar, India. He is the author or co-author of 19 peer-reviewed research articles published in various international and national journals, 12 popular articles, and 10 book chapters. He is an active reviewer of several international journals, such as Postharvest Biology and Technology (Elsevier), Scientia Horticulturae (Elsevier), Food Chemistry (Elsevier), Acta Physiologia Plantarum (Springer), Food Science and Nutrition (Wiley), Journal of Plant Growth Regulation (Springer), International Journal of Food Properties (Taylor & Francis Online), and many more. He has been invited as a guest editor for special issue of Journal of Food Quality (Wiley Hindawi). He is guiding or has guided about 17 students for MSc and PhD programs. Many of his students have excelled academically and have qualified ICAR JRF and SRF examinations and went on to get admission into prestigious universities. He is a dynamic teacher, researcher, and guide in the area of postharvest technology of horticultural crops.
He acquired his BSc degree (Horticulture) from Uttar Banga Krishi Vishwavidyalaya, Cooch Behar, West Bengal, India. He qualified ICAR JRF and completed both his MSc and PhD from I.A.R.I, New Delhi, India, specializing in postharvest technology of horticultural crops. He was awarded INSPIRE fellowship from the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India for pursuing his PhD. He has worked on alleviating chilling injury of mango and pomegranate during their low-temperature storage, reducing pericarp browning of litchi and reducing sapburn in mango.
Swati Sharma, PhD, is currently working as a Scientist at the ICAR-National Research Centre on Litchi, Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India. Her research work has been published in various international and national journals, and she has been author or co-author of more than 17 peer-reviewed research articles, 12 popular articles, 20 conference papers, a technical manual, and five book chapters. She is also an active reviewer for several national and international research journals. She has worked on maintaining the fruit quality and enhancing marketability of plums using new treatments, such as 1-methylcyclopropene, salicylic acid and nitric oxide. She has also worked on modified atmosphere packaging and ethylene absorbents packaging of plum. She is currently working on physiological and biochemical understanding of alternate bearing in litchi and the effects of various preharvest treatments on postharvest quality of litchis.
Dr. Sharma completed her BSc (Agriculture) degree at the Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India. She completed both her MSc and PhD degrees at the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, India, specializing in postharvest technology of horticultural crops. She has been recipient of an ICAR Junior Research Fellowship (JRF) and INSPIRE Fellowship by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. She has also qualified for the ICAR Senior Research Fellowship (SRF), acquiring first rank in the horticulture discipline and got send All-India rank in the ICAR Agricultural Research Scientist (ARS) Examination in Fruit Science discipline.
Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui, PhD, is an Assistant Professor and Scientist in the Department of Food Science and Post-Harvest Technology, Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour, India, and author or co-author of 31 peer-reviewed research articles, 26 book chapters, two manuals, and 18 conference papers. He has 11 edited and an authored books to his credit, published by Elsevier, CRC Press, Springer, and Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui has established the international peer-reviewed Journal of Postharvest Technology. He is Editor-in-Chief of two book series (Postharvest Biology and Technology and Innovations in Horticultural Science), published by Apple Academic Press. Dr. Siddiqui is also a Senior Acquisitions Editor in Apple Academic Press, New Jersey, USA, for Horticultural Science. He has been serving as an editorial board member and active reviewer of several international journals.
Dr. Siddiqui has received several grants and respected awards for his research work by a number of organizations. He is an active member of the organizing committees of several national and international seminars, conferences, and summits. He is one of key members in establishing the WORLD FOOD PRESERVATION CENTER (WFPC), LLC, USA, and is currently an active associate and supporter.
Dr. Siddiqui acquired a BSc (Agriculture) degree from Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Jabalpur, India. He received his MSc (Horticulture) and PhD(Horticulture) degrees from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, Mohanpur, Nadia, India, with specialization in Postharvest Technology. He is a member of Core Research Group at the Bihar Agricultural University (BAU), which provides appropriate direction and assistance in prioritizing research.