Fruit and vegetable production and consumption in Asia and the Pacific region have shown a marked upward trend over the past several years. Rising consumer demand in the region has come with greater awareness of food safety issues and increased need for convenience and quality. The fresh-cut produce sector has responded to these demands, and is currently at different stages of development across the region.
Researchers from various countries have proposed using dry matter at harvest as a worldwide quality index for Hayward kiwifruit, because it includes both soluble (sugars and acids) and insoluble (structural carbohydrates and starch) solids and doesn’t change during postharvest handling. Our consumer tests in 1999 and 2008 indicated that dry matter and ripe titratable acidity are related to in-store consumer acceptance of kiwifruit.
Jujube, or Chinese date, is a deciduous fruit tree of tropical and subtropical origin, now grown primarily in home gardens in California and Florida. Among problems that have limited development of jujube as a commercial crop in California are several factors related to harvesting and postharvest handling. These include variation in ripening time among fruits, failure of green fruits to ripen after harvest, and poor storageability of ripe fruits on the tree.
Changes in the Quality of Fresh-cut Jicama in Relation to Storage Temperatures and Controlled Atmospheres
Compositional and Marketable Quality of Fresh-Cut Florets of Four Specialty Brassicas in Relation to Controlled Atmosphere Storage
Natural Antimicrobial Agents of Cinnamon (Cinnamomum zeylanicum L and C. cassia) and Vanilla (Vanilla planifola, V.pompona, and V. tahitensis) for Extending the Shelf-life of Fresh-Cut Fruits
Cutting Blade Sharpness Affects Appearance and Other Quality Attributes of Fresh-cut Cantaloupe Melon