Postharvest of Fruit and Vegetables

Evaluating Quality Attributes of Four Fresh Fig (Ficus carica L.) Cultivars Harvested at Two Maturity Stages

  The effect of two fruit maturity stages on the quality attributes of four fresh fig cultivars was examined, including consumer acceptance and antioxidant capacity. Fig quality attributes such as weight, soluble solids concentration (SSC), titratable acidity (TA), SSC:TA, firmness,...
Carlos H. Crisosto
Vanessa Bremer
Louise Ferguson
Gayle M. Crisosto
HortScience

Effect of Sunning as Post Harvest Treatment for Insect Pests on Antioxidants and Physicochemical Properties of Date Fruit

  Date fruit from three date palm (Phoenix dactylifera) cultivars namely Khalas, Shiashy and Rizez were selected for study. Freshly harvested date fruit is prone to insect-pest infestation. It is, therefore, important to preserve it properly to maintain fruit quality and enhance shelf life for...
Saleh Alturki
American Journal of Food Technology

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

Texture improvement of fresh and frozen mangoes with pectin methylesterase and calcium infusion

  BACKGROUND: A major problem of mango products is texture loss. The effect of commercial pectin methylesterase (PME) and calcium infusion on improvement of the texture of both fresh and frozen-thawed mango cubes was investigated in the present study. RESULTS: The weight gain and moisture...
Arpassorn Sirijariyawat
Sanguansri Charoenrein
Diane M. Barrett
Journal Science of Food and Agriculture

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