Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

1st Edition

Edited by Basharat Nabi Dar, Shabir Ahmad Mir

Apple Academic Press

441 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 44 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781771888028
pub: 2019-09-15
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Focusing on new technological interventions involved in the postharvest management of fruits, this volume looks at the research on new and emerging techniques to maintain the quality of fruits from farm to table. The volume looks at the factors that contribute to shortening shelf life and innovative solutions to maintaining quality while increasing the length of time fruit remains fresh, nutritious, and edible.

The volume considers the different needs of the diversity of fruits and covers variety of important topics, including

  • factors affecting the postharvest quality of fruits
  • microbial spoilage
  • decontamination of fruits by non-thermal technologies
  • new kinds of packaging and edible coatings
  • ozone as shelf-life extender of fruits

Emerging Technologies for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits considers the fundamental issues and will be an important reference on shelf-life extension of fruits. Highlighting the trends in future research and development, it will provide food technologists, food engineers, and food industry professionals with new insight for prolonging the shelf life of fruits.

Table of Contents

1. Diversity of Fruits

A. Raouf Malik et al.

2. Factors Affecting the Postharvest Quality of Fruits

Farhana Mehraj Allai et al.

3. Microbial Spoilage of Fruits

Syed Darakshan et al.

4. Decontamination of Fruits by Non-Thermal Technologies

M. C. Pina-Pérez et al.

5. Modified Atmosphere Packaging as a Tool to Improve Shelf Life of Fruits

Tariq Ahmad and B. N. Dar

6. New Insight in Active Packaging of Fruits

Antima Gupta et al.

7. Advances in Edible Coating for Improving the Shelf Life of Fruits

Mamta Thakur, Ishrat Majid, and Vikas Nanda

8. Approaches of Gamma Irradiation for Extending the Shelf Life of Fruits

Khalid Gul et al.

9. Antimicrobials as Innovative Tool for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

K. Ranjitha and Harinder Singh Oberoi

10. Use of Chemicals for Shelf-Life Enhancement of Fruits

Asanda Mditshwa et al.

11. Ozone as a Shelf-Life Extender of Fruits

Dolly, Baljit Singh, Arashdeep Singh, and Savita Sharma

12. Controlled Atmosphere Storage of Fruits: An Overview on Storability and Quality

D. V. Sudhakar Rao and C. K. Narayana

13. Techniques for Quality Estimation of Fruits

Gurkirat Kaur et al.

14. Safety Management of Fruits from Farm to Fork

Syed Insha Rafiq et al.

About the Editors

Basharat Nabi Dar, PhD, is currently a Visiting Scientist at the Department of Food Science at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.

Shabir Ahmad Mir, PhD, is an Assistant Professor at the Government College for Women, Srinagar, India.

About the Series

Postharvest Biology and Technology

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