Monitoring of Pesticides in the Cultivation of Nopal Vegetable (Opuntia ficus-indica (L.)) Mill, Morelos, México
Cinética de secado de tiras de cladodios de Nopal (Opuntia ficus indica) en un secador convectivo de flujo transversal
Physical and chemical characteristics of cactus stems (Opuntia ficus-indica) for exportation and domestic markets
Características físicas y químicas de nopal verdura (Opuntia ficus-indica) para exportación y consumo nacional
Chapter: Post-Harvest Management of Fruits and Vegetable Stems in "Agro-ecology, Cultivation and Uses of Cactus Pear"
This chapter provides an overview of the quality and post-harvest physiology and handling of the fruits and vegetable stems of Opuntia sp. pl. The Spanish-language names, tunas and "nopalitos" are used interchangeably with the English-language terms "cactus fruits" and "cactus or vegetable stems". Since the production and post-harvest management of cactus fruits and vegetable stems is distinct, they are considered separately in this review.
This article presents postharvest information and storage requirements for Nopalitos. It also includes information on quality characteristics, maturity indices, grading, packaging, pre-cooling, retail display, chilling sensitivity, ethylene production and sensitivity, respiration rates, physiological disorders, postharvest pathology, quarantine issues, and suitability as fresh-cut product.