Fresh-Cut Produce

Principales Consideraciones en el Procesamiento Mínimo de Tubérculos y Raíces para Industrias Pequeñas y Medianas (Artesanales)

  Las raíces y los tubérculos son vegetales consumidos en el mundo entero y generalmente producidos por pequeños y medianos productores, que los comercializan como materias primas; siendo que por la gran aceptabilidad con que cuentan, tienen un gran potencial para ser...
Carlos Inestroza-Lizardo
Kelly Magalhães Marques
Héctor Gomez-Gomez
Vanessa Cury Galati
João Ribeiro Guimarães
Revista Iberoamericana de Tecnología Postcosecha

Whitemouth Croaker (Micropogonias furnieri) Protein Isolate and Organoclay Nanocomposite Coatings on Shelf Life and Quality of Fresh-Cut Pear

  Edible coatings may contribute to extend the shelf life of fresh-cut fruits by reducing moisture and solute migration, gas exchange, respiration, and oxidative reaction rates, as well as by reducing or even suppressing physiological disorders. The objective of this study was to apply edible...
S. Pizato
J. A. Borges
V. G. Martins
C. Prentice
W. R. Cortez-Vega
International Food Research Journal

Processing of Fresh-Cut Tropical Fruits and Vegetables: A Technical Guide

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...
Jennylynd B. James
Tipvanna Ngarmsak
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific

New Quality Index Based on Dry Matter and Acidity Proposed for Hayward Kiwifruit

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...
Gayle M. Crisosto
Janine Hasey
Jorge A. Zegbe
Carlos H. Crisosto
California Agriculture

Harvest and Postharvest Handling of Chinese Date

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...
Adel A. Kader
Alexander Chordas
Yu Li
UC Davis Department of Food Science and Technology

Changes in the Quality of Fresh-cut Jicama in Relation to Storage Temperatures and Controlled Atmospheres

  Intact jicama (Pachyrhizus erosus) roots are chilling sensitive, but quality of fresh-cut pieces (1.8 × 4.5 cm cylinders) was best maintained at low storage temperatures (0 to 5 °C). Respiration rates of different piece sizes were similar, and averaged 2, 7 and 10 μL CO2·...
E.N. Aquino-Bolanos
M.I. Cantwell
G. Peiser
E. Mercado-Silva
Journal of Food Science

Quality changes and respiration rates of fresh-cut sunchoke tubers (Helianthus tuberosus L)

  Changes in quality attributes (discoloration, surface dehydration, translucency, color values, texture), respiration, phenolics and phenylalanine ammonia lyase (PAL) and polyphenol oxidase activities of sunchoke tuber slices were studied at 0, 5 and 10C. Cleanly cut smooth surfaces had less...
Quingguo Wang
Marita Cantwell
Journal of Food Processing and Preservation

Seguridad alimentaria en productos precortados frescos

Los “alimentos listos para el consumo” (Reglamento UE 2073/2005) son elaborados con hortalizas y frutas frescas sin transformar, generalmente peladas, troceadas o picadas y envasadas para su consumo. Son productos con poco tiempo de preparación y sin pérdida de sus...
Jesús Pérez Aparicio
M. Ángeles Toledano Medina
Vanesa Rodríguez Partida
Junta de Andalucía

Compositional and Marketable Quality of Fresh-Cut Florets of Four Specialty Brassicas in Relation to Controlled Atmosphere Storage

  Brassica vegetables are consumed year-round as raw salad or cooked ingredients. Four Brassica species were selected for this study, broccoli (Brassica oleracea var. italica), broccoli raab (Brassica rapa L.), choisum (Brassica rapa var. parachinensis), and gailan (Brassica oleracea var....
M. Cefola
B. Pace
G. Colelli
M. Cantwell
Acta Horticulturae

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

Currently there is an increasing demand for fresh-cut fruits due to their convenience and health benefits. However, the different food borne disease outbreaks associated with fresh produce has challenged the fresh-cut fruit industry. Owing to the increasing consumers’ concern about chemical...
Bizuayehu Mengstie Muche
H. P. Vasantha Rupasinghe
Ethiopian Journal of Applied Sciences and Technology