Empaques de Productos Frescos

Packaging for Organic Foods

This guide helps exporters, packers and processors to understand packaging for organic food. Businesses in developing countries, particularly micro and small ones, often lack comprehensive information on market requirements set by importers. This guide on packaging for organic products will help...
Rajiv Dhar
Kathrin Seidel
International Trade Centre

Quality of pitaya fruit (Hylocereus undatus) as influenced by storage temperature and packaging

  Pitaya (Hylocereus undatus) is a non-climacteric fruit that reaches its best eating quality when harvested ripe, decreasing thereafter during storage (CHIEN et al., 2007). As a new crop, there have been limited studies focused on extending the postharvest quality of pitaya fruit. The main...
Sergio Tonetto de Freitas
Elizabeth Jeanne Mitcham
XXII Congresso Brasileiro de Fruticultura

Impact of Different Packaging Types and Low Temperature Shipping Durations on Fruit Quality and Marketability of Pakistani Mangoes

Corrugated cardboard boxes are being used for the export of mango fruit worldwide. However, for sea freight, the performance of cardboard box (open vs closed) needs to be evaluated for shipment under low temperature conditions. Under this perspective, two different types of corrugated cardboard...
Omer Hafeez
Aman Ullah Malik
Ahmad Sattar Khan
Abdul Rehman
Qazi Adeel Javaid
International Journal of Agriculture and Biology

Evaluation of different types of packages for handling and transportation of vegetables.

  Fresh fruits and vegetables are termed perishable commodities because they have an inherent tendency for spoilage due to physiological reasons. Postharvest losses of these crops may occur at any point between harvest and consumption in the marketing process. In developing counties, where...
K.G.L.R. Jayathunge
W.M.C.B. Wasala
H.M.A.P. Rathnayake
C.R. Gunawardane
H.C. Samarakoon
M.D. Fernando
K.B. Palipane
Sri Lanka

Empowering Agriculture: Energy options for horticulture

  This guide has been prepared for use by USAID and its partners to assist local horticulture producers in identifying the electrical, mechanical (shaft horsepower), and thermal requirements for various stages of the horticulture process and to assist these producers in selecting suitable...
Simone Lawaetz
Sharon Murray
Lisa Kitinoja
James Thompson
Jerome Weingart
Steev Lynn
Carl Bielenberg
USAID
  This guide has been prepared for use by USAID and its partners to assist local horticulture producers in identifying the electrical, mechanical (shaft horsepower), and thermal requirements for various stages of the horticulture process and to assist these producers in selecting suitable...
Simone Lawaetz
Sharon Murray
Lisa Kitinoja
James Thompson
Jerome Weingart
Steev Lynn
Carl Bielenberg
USAID

Forced Air Cooling of Strawberries in Clamshell Baskets

  Strawberries are increasingly marketed in one poundcapacity, lidded containers (commonly called clamshell baskets). These containers have a reputation of being slow to cool compared to other containers. Manufacturers have responded to this by developing containers with new air vent designs....
James Thompson
Jerry Knutson
Perishables Handling Newsletter

Postharvest Technology for Small-Scale Produce Marketers: Economic Opportunities, Quality and Food Safety

    This book is the result of many years of fieldwork as consultants in postharvest horticultural handling and processing technology, and has been written to answer the many questions we have been asked as we visited small-scale growers, produce packers, handlers, shippers and marketers...
Lisa Kitinoja
James Gorny
UC Postharvest Technology Research and Information Center

Packaging Material and Ripening Methods Affect Mango Fruit Quality

These studies were conducted on two major postharvest issues of local mango industry. Firstly, more than 90% mangoes are packed in wooden crates, which are being eliminated in export markets. Secondly, calcium carbide (CaC2) is mostly used for ripening of mango fruit; while, its use is being...
Raheel Anwar
Aman Ullah Malik
Muhammad Amin
Abdul Jabbar
Basharat Ali Saleem
International Journal of Agriculture & Biology

Envases para frutas y hortalizas frescas

La calidad con que llegan las frutas al consumidor depende, en gran medida, del material del envase. Dado las exigencias cada vez mayores, tanto del mercado de exportación como del interno, es importante la adecuada selección del material para envase y embalaje. El envase apropiado...
Emilia Raimondo
Cecilia Espejo
Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina