1st Edition

Packaging and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables Emerging Trends

Edited By Tanweer Alam Copyright 2022
    326 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    326 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    326 Pages 46 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume shares a plethora of valuable information on the recent advances in packaging and storage technologies used for quality preservation of fresh fruits and vegetables. This book, with chapters from eminent researchers in the field, covers several essential aspects of packaging and storage methods and techniques generally used in fruit and vegetables. Important considerations on selection and characteristics of packaging materials, new packaging methods, storage hygiene and sanitation issues along with recent trends in storage technology are discussed in this volume.

    Key features:

    • Provides an inclusive overview of fruit and vegetable requirements and available packaging materials and storage systems
    • Imparts an understanding of the fundamentals of the impact of packaging on the evolution of quality and safety of fruits and vegetables
    • Includes examples of mathematical modeling and mechanical and engineering properties of packaging materials
    • Provides an in-depth discussion of innovative packaging and storage technologies, such as MA/CA packaging, active packaging, intelligent packaging, eco-friendly materials, etc., applied to fruit and vegetables

    Packaging and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables: Emerging Trends will be useful for graduate and postgraduate students and teaching professionals of horticultural science, food science and technology, packaging technology etc. It will also provide valuable scientific information to the academic scientific research community as well as to the packaging and storage industries for preservation of quality characteristics of fruits and vegetables. The professional community involved in handling processing and commercialization of horticultural crops will benefit as well.

    1. Physicochemical and Physiological Changes During Storage

    Sandeep Singh Rana, Rama Chandra Pradhan, and Sabyasachi Mishra

    2. Quality Characteristics of Packaging Materials and Containers Used for Storage of Fresh Produce

    Aastha Bhardwaj, Bisma Jan, and Tanweer Alam

    3. Packaging and Storage of Fruits and Vegetables for Quality Preservation

    Kundan Kishore and Deepa Samant

    4. Biodegradable Packaging: A Sustainable Approach for Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables

    Abhishek Dutt Tripathi, Arpit Shrivastava, Kamlesh Kumar Maurya, Divya Kumari Keshari, and Tanweer Alam

    5. Edible Coating for Improvement of Horticulture Crops

    Meenakshi Garg, Prabhjot Kaur, and Susmita Dey Sadhu

    6. Active Packaging of Fruits and Vegetables: Quality Preservation and Shelf-Life Enhancement

    Gaurav Kr Deshwal, Swati Tiwari, Narender Raju Panjagari, and Sahar Masud

    7. Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Horticultural Products

    Tanweer Alam, Priti Khemariya, and Mohammed Wasim Siddiqui

    8. Storage of Fruits and Vegetables: An Overview

    Soumitra Banerjee, Swarrna Haldar, B. N. Skanda Kumar, and Jayeeta Mitra

    9. Characterization of Modern Cold Storage for Horticulture Crops

    Jinku Bora, Thoithoi Tongbram, Mifftha Yaseen, Muneeb Malik, and Entesar Hanan

    10. Sanitation and Hygiene Process in Storage

    Meenakshi Garg, Sadhana Sharma, Rajni Chopra, and Susmita Dey Sadhu

    11. Insect Pest Infestation During Storage of Fruits and Vegetables

    Mifftha Yaseen, Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Jinku Bora, Yasmeena Jan, Muneeb Malik, and Z. R. A. A. Azad

    12. Postharvest Diseases in Fruits and Vegetables During Storage

    Meetaksh Kamboj, Nitin Chauhan, and Pawas Goswami


    Tanweer Alam, PhD, is Director of the Indian Institute of Packaging, Mumbai, India. Before joining IIP, he was a member of the teaching faculty at Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, SHUATS, Allahabad, and Jiwaji University, Gwalior, India. He has been working for more than a decade at different academic institutions and is also involved in the teaching of graduate, postgraduate, and doctoral students. His doctoral research work at the prestigious National Dairy Research Institute, Karnal, India, was based on modified atmosphere packaging of food products. He visited the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, under a faculty exchange program funded by the European Union under the East-West Food Project. He has participated in INTERPACK, Dusseldorf, Germany, and was a jury member for the Asia Star and World Star awards. Dr. Alam has organized several national and international conferences and workshops for promoting the packaging industry. He has published research and technical articles in high-impact refereed journals and has delivered invited lectures both in India and abroad. He has also published book chapters and has edited dozens of proceedings and technical souvenirs. He is Associate Editor of the Asian Journal of Dairy Science and the Journal of Postharvest Technology, Managing Editor of the Journal of Packaging Technology and Research, and an editorial board member of the magazine Processed Food Industry.

    “The latest information on various aspects of storage and packaging for effective quality preservation of fruits and vegetables. . . . Greatly beneficial to graduate and postgraduate students and teaching professionals of horticultural science, food science and technology, and packaging technology. The academic scientific research community and horticulture and packaging industry will also be benefitted.”
    From the Foreword by A. K. Srivastava
    Chairman Agricultural Scientists Recruitment Board, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer Welfare, India