Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Producción de primicia en invernadero de híbridos masculinos de espárrago (Asparagus officinalis) y procesado IV Gama para optimización del posicionamiento en el mercado

  El espárrago es una hortaliza muy valorada por sus propiedades, que ha experimentado un notable incremento durante los últimos años a nivel global, contando con una creciente demanda por parte de mercados muy exigentes respecto a su presentación y cada vez mas...
Sofía Barreto
Ana M. Castagnino
Karina E. Díaz
Agostino Falavigna
J. Marina
M. B. Rosini
Revista Venezolana de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Increasing Antioxidant Activity and Reducing Decay of Blueberries by Essential Oils

  Several naturally occurring essential oils including carvacrol, anethole, cinnamaldehyde, cinnamic acid, perillaldehyde, linalool, and p-cymene were evaluated for their effectiveness in reducing decay and increasing antioxidant levels and activities in ‘Duke’ blueberries (...
Chien Y. Wang
Shiow Y. Wang
Chitsun Chen
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry

Alleviation of Chilling Injury in Tropical and Subtropical Fruits

  Chilling injury in tropical and subtropical fruits can be alleviated by low temperature preconditioning, intermittent warming, heat treatment, controlled atmosphere storage, treatments with calcium or other chemicals, waxing, film packaging, genetic modification, or applications with...
C.Y. Wang
Acta Horticulturae

Almacenamiento postcosecha de rambutan en dos temperaturas y atmósferas modificadas

El rambutan (Nephelium lappaceum L.) es un frutal tropical asiático introducido a México, que se cultiva principalmente en el estado de Chiapas. Su comercialización está limitada por la corta vida en anaquel, oscurecimiento del pericarpio y enfermedades postcosecha. Se...
Marianguadalupe Hernández-Arenas
Daniel Nieto-Ángel
María Teresa Martínez-Damián
Daniel Teliz-Ortiz
Cristian Nava Díaz
Néstor Bautista-Martínez
Interciencia

Comparative study of the effects of steam and solar heat treated cowpea seed on the development and control of Callosobruchus maculatus (F.) (Coleoptera: Bruchidae)

Africa produces more cowpea (Vigna unguiculata) than any other continent but utilization in many countries is reduced due to seed destruction by the larvae of bruchids. The dried edible seeds of legumes are frequently attacked by beetles of the family Bruchidae. There are several genera of stored-...
J Allotey
S Sefa-Dedeh
AK Osei
EK Collison
African Journal of Food, Agriculture, Nutrition and Development

Phosphine fumigation to disinfest kiwifruit

Global use of phosphine as a fumigant has increased in response to the need to replace methyl bromide, and with the improved formulations, ECO2FUME® and VAPORPH3OS®. Phosphine is registered as a postharvest fumigant on kiwifruit in New Zealand and has been used commercially to reduce the...
L.E. Jamieson
N.E.M Page-Weir
A Chhagan
D.W. Brash
D. Klementz
B.L. Bycroft
P.G. Connolly
B.C. Waddell
R. Gilbertson
F. Bollen
A.B. Woolf
New Zealand Plant Protection Society

Crop Post-Harvest: Science and Technology. Chapter 9 - Grapes

  This chapter provides some basic information about the cultivation of grapes (this section) before looking at the physiology and biochemistry of the developing and mature grape berry. The final three sections of the chapter deal with post-harvest aspects of grapes pertaining to the three...
Christian Chervin
Julia Aked
Carlos H. Crisosto
Blackwell Publishing

Efecto de la aplicación de un recubrimiento comestible antimicrobial y antioxidante a partir de aceite de oregano (Origanum vulgare ) en la calidad y vida útil de la lechuga (Lactuca sativa L) mínimamente procesada refrigerada

Se elaboró una película comestible compuesta por: pectina 6%, gelatina 5% como gelificante y como surfactante aceite de orégano en concentraciones de 1% y 2% y se aplicó a la lechuga mínimamente procesada refrigerada. Los resultados mostraron que la tasa de...
Nidia Rocío Patiño Rincón
Heidy Milena Moreno Cristancho
María Patricia Chaparro González
Revista Alimentos Hoy

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Quality Maintenance

Fresh fruits, vegetables and flowers must be in excellent condition and have excellent quality if maximum shelf life is desired. The best possible quality of any commodity exists at the moment of harvest. From that point on, quality cannot be improved, only maintained. Remember that shelf life...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service

Postharvest handling and cooling of fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers for small farms: Cooling

Field heat should be removed from fresh fruits, vegetables, and flowers as quickly as possible after harvest. Each commodity should be maintained at its lowest safe temperature. Cooling and storage requirements for specific commodities are presented below, in NC Cooperative Extension Service...
L. G. Wilson
M. D. Boyette
E. A. Estes
North Carolina Cooperative Extension Service